South Charlotte

February 19, 2012

Giving back

Send news about your fundraising events to lbailey.charlotteobserver@gmail.com. Please send announcements at least two weeks in advance.

Seeds of Hope

Basketball tournament: There will be a three-game basketball tournament with four divisions 1 p.m. March 4 at Carolina Courts, 7210 Stinson Hartis Road in Indian Trail. The divisions are middle school, high school, adult and competitive adult. Cost is $40 per team; proceeds benefit Seeds of Hope. . Register by March 3 at www.carolinacourts.com. and click "tournaments" under the basketball menu item. Details: www.SeedsScholars.org.

Pancakes for a Purpose

Pancreatic cancer: Tammi Brady will host the second annual "Pancakes for a Purpose" breakfast 7:30-10 a.m. Feb. 25 at the Stonecrest Applebees, 5110 Piper Station Drive. The breakfast will raise funds for pancreatic cancer research in honor of Brady's late husband. For tickets, email PancakesForAPurpose@aol.com or call 704-408-1500.

Beds for Kids

Assistance needed: Beds for Kids provides beds, bedding and furniture to needy children and families. The organization needs volunteers and twin bed kits including a pillow and pillow case, fitted and flat sheet and a blanket. Also needed are small dressers and dining tables. Call 980-422-1192 or visit www.bedsforkids.org to help. The warehouse needs volunteers Saturday mornings. Contact Brandon Holmes at 980-254-3921 or email bholmes@bedsforkids.org.

Easter Seals

Ride Without Limits: Easter Seals is bringing its annual 19-hour cycling event, Ride Without Limits, to Charlotte Motor Speedway on June 2-3 to benefit Easter Seals and Speedway Children's Charities. Registration is $65 and is limited to the first 1,000 entries, at www.RideWithoutLimits.org. The event will be 5 p.m. June 2 to noon June 3; bicyclists of all physical abilities will ride as many laps as they can on the 1.5 mile-track. Participants get tent space on the infield, all meals and access to all activities. Details: 877-743-3795.

Armed Forces Museum

VFW Post 2423: The Armed Forces Museum & Archives of the Carolinas will hold a fundraiser 7-10 p.m. Feb. 25 at VFW Post 2423 on 100 VFW Lane, Indian Trail. W.B.T. Briarhoppers, David L. Cook, Caroline Keller and a surprise guest will perform. Tickets are $12; purchase from President Bill Dixon at 704-661-6162 or dixonwr@aol.com. $15 at the door. Details: www.VisitAFMAC.org.

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