Charlotte Hornets Foundation Awards 2024 Hornets Venom GT Grant to Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County

March 26, 2024 The Charlotte Hornets Foundation and Hornets Venom GT, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, today announced that the 2024 Hornets Venom GT Grant has been awarded to the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County. The donation was utilized to create a Hornets Venom GT-themed gaming room, including new systems and equipment. The space was unveiled during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier today.

“We are proud to support the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County and to help them create a safe place for children to learn and grow through esports,” said Charlotte Hornets Foundation Executive Director Betsy Mack. “Esports and gaming continue to grow in popularity, especially among our youth, and can teach healthy life skills such as teamwork, leadership and communication. We hope the new Hornets Venom GT gaming room is enjoyed by kids here for years to come.”

Last season’s grant went to Johnson C. Smith University’s (JCSU) innovative Esports & Gaming Management program. Prior to that, the grant was in the form of a scholarship for students studying in the fields of gaming or esports.

The charitable arm of Hornets Sports & Entertainment, the Charlotte Hornets Foundation is committed to inspiring a philanthropic culture and strengthening the region through intentional partnerships, charitable giving and social projects in the areas of education, hunger, military care and wellness. The Charlotte Hornets Foundation encompasses the efforts of the entire organization, including the Charlotte Hornets, the NBA G League Greensboro Swarm, the NBA 2K League Hornets Venom GT and Spectrum Center.