Send news about your fundraising events to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send announcements at least two weeks in advance.Compiled by Lauren BaileyCoalition to Unchain Dogs “Thunder Down Under”: The Coalition to Unchain Dogs kicked off its newest fundraiser, “Thunder Down Under,” at the Lucky Dog Bark & Brew in Cornelius. Thunder and fellow canine Doris currently live on chains, but links from their chains may be purchased for $1 through July 20 at the Lucky Dog Bark & Brew to help purchase the dogs a fenced-in yard. Donations also may be made at www.unchaindogs.org. Announcement of links sold will be made 6-10 p.m. July 20. Mouzon United Methodist Dog Day of Summer: Mouzon United Methodist will host a day of fundraising, fellowship and fun 9 a.m.-noon July 27 at the church, 3100 Selwyn Ave. There will be a dog walk 9:30-10:30 a.m., with a $5 donation; $1 off with a donated item to Project Halo, a no-kill animal shelter in Charlotte. Register at www.fundsforyourlife.com and search “Mouzon.” Find the wish list for Project Halo at www.projecthalo.net. There also will be a tea PAWty, dog wash, pet/owner relay races and local vendors of dog services. Cell Phones for Soldiers Collection: Drop off all used or unwanted cellphones this month at Ameriprise Financial, 8832 Blakeney Professional Drive, Suite 302, to benefit Cell Phones for Soldiers, which enables troops to call home. Donations accepted during normal office hours. Details: www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com. Teen Health Connection Chiquita Classic: Help Support the team at Teen Health Connection by purchasing a ticket to the Chiquita Classic Golf Tournament on Sept. 5-8. Teen Health Connection receives 100 percent of the ticket sales designated for them. To support THC and buy a ticket, visit www.chiquitaclassic.com and click on Buy Tickets. Designate Teen Health Connection when purchasing tickets online; the charity number is 30.Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte Summer classes: Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte will hold its summer Adventures in Learning sessions 10-11 a.m. Mondays through July 29. The topic is “Our Town,” with speakers from around Charlotte. There also will be classes 11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m. on bridge, cooking, art, design, the Bible and yoga. A variety of computer classes start in July, ranging from introduction to computers to Skype, social networking and eBay. Details: www.shepherdscharlotte.org or 704-365-1995. Volunteers needed: The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte needs volunteer drivers to transport seniors to medical appointments. Details: 704-365-1995. Scholarship program: Scholarships are available through Shepherd’s Center to seniors who cannot afford computer classes. The program is funded by donations from the Leon Levine Foundation, American Prosperity Group, the interfaith community, businesses and individuals. To refer someone for the program, call 704-365-1995. CBCC Grill promotion: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is experiencing a blood shortage. To encourage donation, CBCC is hosting the Grilling Hot Summer promotion. Sign up to give blood twice at one of the five center locations through Sept. 30 and be entered to win a Weber Genesis Gas Grill. You will also receive a T-shirt. Call 704-972-4729 or email email@example.com. Learn about CBCC at www.cbcc.us. Multiple Sclerosis Society Great Gatsby Gala: The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold its 25th annual Great Gatsby Gala 8 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Wells Fargo Atrium. Proceeds benefit the MS Society. Purchase tickets in $75 at www.gatsbygala.org; $100 at the door. Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte Golf benefit: The SCSE fourth annual Golf Benefit will be 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 28 at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation in Mint Hill. Registration starts at $100 for one player and is open online at: http://scsegolf2013.eventbrite.com. Sponsors are needed, ranging from $150 hole sponsor to $2,500 corporate premier sponsor. Proceeds benefit the programs of Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte. 24 Hours of Booty Bottoms up for Booty: The seventh annual “Bottoms Up for Booty” will be 6-9 p.m. July 18 at NoDa Brewing Co., 2229 North Davidson St., to benefit 24 Hours of Booty. The event will feature food from Herban Legend Food Truck, beer and raffle items. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at http://bottomsupforbooty7.eventbrite.com. Volunteer registration open: Volunteer registration is open for the 12th annual 24 Hours of Booty presented by Levine Cancer Institute. This year’s charity cycling event is at the Myers Park “Booty Loop” 7 p.m. July 25 to 7 p.m. July 27. The event raises money to help fight cancer. Approximately 300 volunteers are needed to support this year’s Charlotte ride. Register at www.24hoursofbooty.org/volunteerclt or call 704-365-4417.Big Day at the Lake Volunteers needed: The Big Day at the Lake event, benefitting the children of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte, will be July 20, and 100 boat-host volunteers are needed. The event provides a chance for kids to enjoy a day of fun on the lake. Register to be a boat host at: www.bigdayatthelake-lkn.com/Registration.php.Pineville 5K race: The Parks and Recreation Department will host the James K. Polk 5K Classic at 7:30 a.m. July 20. The run will go through the Pineville, with a post-race celebration. Funds raised will help build new ball fields for the Pineville/Ballantyne Athletic Association. Register at www.sportoften.com. Details: 704-889-2400. Autism Speaks Night with the Hounds: Come to the Charlotte Hounds lacrosse game 4 p.m. July 20 at the American Legion Memorial Stadium, 310 N. Kings Drive, to help benefit the Autism Speaks organization. Three dollars of each $8 admission will be donated to help the fight autism. Order tickets at www.ticketmaster.com and use promotional code autismspeaks. Details: Kristy Boyles, 704-206-1518. Lupus Foundation Golf tournament: The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, will be the beneficiary of the 13th annual Links for Lupus Golf Tournament, 11 a.m. Aug. 26 at Cedarwood Country Club, 4100 Pineville-Matthews Road. Registration begins 11 a.m., with the shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and dinner reception 5:30 p.m. Cost is $200 for an individual and $700 for a foursome. Sponsorships also are available. Details and registration: http://lupuslinks.dojiggy.com.
Tuesday, Jul. 09, 2013
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