Today the Charlotte Bobcats and Atlanta Hawks are competing at the US Cellular Center in the downtown Asheville. While monitoring social media, I noticed the great contributions both the Players and Dance Team are planting in the community. Whether it was going to Mission Hospital to visit some of our local children who are sick, or meeting and greeting folks who were attending the Pink in the Park event for breast cancer; they are leaving a huge impression on the community. Instead of hiding, both the Lady Cats and the Bobcats made themselves accessible, had big smiles on their faces and documented it on Twitter and Instagram. Asheville does not have a local basketball team. The last we had was a semi-pro team called the Asheville Altitude years ago, which did not last long. So for many sports fans in the area, the Charlotte Bobcats (& Lady Cats) are the closest; and they are considered a sort of hometown team. Some of them even have deep roots in the WNC area. Welcome to Asheville NC!
The photo above shows the Dance Team prepped and excited for the game. Thank you to the Lady Cats on Instagram for sharing this and many other photos with all of us!