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Charlotte Hornets join in service projects to help veterans

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Sitting beside CPCC President Tony Zeiss, Michael Jordan waits to be introduced to officially announce an edition to their Day of Service project, the “Swarm to Service,” which will benefit military vets in Charlotte.
Sitting beside CPCC President Tony Zeiss, Michael Jordan waits to be introduced to officially announce an edition to their Day of Service project, the “Swarm to Service,” which will benefit military vets in Charlotte. ogaines@charlotteobserver.com

The Charlotte Hornets joined on three separate projects Monday to benefit military personnel as part of its annual day of service.

The team worked with broadcast partner FOX Sports Carolinas/SportSouth and Bank of America in its “Swarm to Serve” effort. The Hornets and FOX Sports Carolinas/SportSouth also donated $200,000 to CPCC’s veterans employment fund.

The service projects consisted of refurbishing the veteran’s center at Central Piedmont Community College, packing care kits for local veterans in need and helping make home repairs for a local veteran in the community.

Hornets Chairman Michael Jordan joined to announce the addition of a fourth pillar, military, to the Charlotte Hornets Foundation. Military support adds to the foundation’s three current pillars: education, hunger and wellness.

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