Program provides children in need with a ‘shopping experience’

Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo, Hornets mascot Hugo and Carolina Panthers mascot Sir Purr greeted children on Tuesday at Operation School Bell, the signature philanthropic program of the Assistance League of Charlotte. League volunteers are providing free shopping this fall for more than 1,800 children at its Operation School Bell Store at 3405 S. Tryon St. Joe Marusak