Charlotte Knights' Charitable Arm Benefits Children’s Hospital, Others

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS
Charlotte Knights players Caleb Frare, Jordan Guerrero, and Zach Thompson visit children at Levine Children’s Hospital.

Since 2014, when the team began playing in a new stadium uptown, the Charlotte Knights have led the minor leagues in attendance four times and helped transform a once-dismal square block of Third Ward into a sports and entertainment hub. The Knights launched something less visible but just as important that year: Charlotte Knights Charities.

The Knights organization created the charitable arm to handle its philanthropic efforts and strengthen its ties to the city. One of its pillars is a partnership with Levine Children’s Hospital; last year, CKC agreed to underwrite a renovation of the hospital’s fourth-floor rehabilitation playroom using money raised at the Charlotte Knights Charities Golf Classic, held every June at various local golf clubs.

The CKC serves others, too: Every year, it selects local nonprofits for grant awards. In 2018, they awarded grants to Beds for Kids, The Harvest Center of Charlotte, and four other organizations.

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