CONCORD, N.C., October 19, 2017 (Newswire.com) - ACN, Inc., the world’s largest direct seller of telecommunications, energy and essential services for home and business – donned their tuxes, tennis shoes, gowns and diamonds in support of the Charlotte Hornets My Hero Gala. The annual event to benefit the Charlotte Hornets Foundation and Novant Health Community Care Center marked their 10 Year Diamond Celebration on October 14, 2017.
ACN sponsored the Player Introductions portion of the evening, as well as 8 “Bigs” and 8 “Littles” from the Charlotte chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters who attended on ACN’s behalf and escorted Hornets team members on stage. “It’s an honor and a privilege to support the Charlotte chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters because supporting the community in which we live, work and play is part of the fabric of who we are as a company,” Robert Stevanovski, ACN Co-Founder stated. “We believe that if we can help make just one life even a little better, then it will have all been worth it.”
More than 600 guests descended upon the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC in their finest attire and decked-out tennis shoes. The event featured the entire Hornets team and coaching staff. 'Pardon the Interruption' Co-host, Michael Wilbon, served as the evening’s host.
An important part of the My Hero Gala is to award individuals for their contributions to the Charlotte community. The 2017 honorees were Joan F. Lorden, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of North Carolina Charlotte; Kay Carter, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank Metrolina; Bert Scott, Senior Vice President Population Health and Value Based Care Novant Health; John Falkenberry, President & CEO USO of NC; and William Manning, Charlotte Advisory Committee Chair, USO of NC and Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of America.
ACN is a regular supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters and has sponsored “Littles” to attend the My Hero Gala for the past 4 years providing them with tuxes and dresses to wear to the event. ACN has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charlotte for over 6 years and sponsors several of their events including their Big Day at the Lake event and Bowling for Kids Sake event.
About ACN, Inc.
Founded in 1993, ACN is the world’s largest direct seller of telecommunications, energy, and other essential services for residential and business customers. ACN provides the services people need and use every day including Digital Phone Service, Local & Long Distance, Wireless, Energy, Merchant Services, Television, Home Security & Automation, High Speed Internet and Technical Support. ACN operates in 25 countries with offices located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. For more information on ACN’s home-based business opportunity, visit www.acninc.com.
About the Charlotte Hornets Foundation
The Charlotte Hornets foundation is committed to inspiring a philanthropic culture and strengthening the Charlotte region through intentional partnerships, charitable giving and social projects in the areas of Education, Wellness, Hunger and Military Care. For more information, visit http://www.nba.com/hornets/charlotte-hornets-foundation-0/
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. They develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people and operate under the mission of providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters visit www.bbbs.org
Source: ACN, Inc.