By MLL PR | 11/3/11 1:00 PM
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November 3, 2011
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Charlotte Hounds Foundation Aims to Break World Record with First Fundraiser
CHARLOTTE, N.C.(November 3, 2011) – The initial fundraiser for the Charlotte Hounds Foundation is slated for Saturday, November 19 at American Legion Memorial Stadium. It will take the form of a world record attempt.
Team Hounds Blue and Team Hounds White will face-off at 8:00 am ET and will continue play for over 13 hours. The current Guinness World Record for the Longest Continuous Men’s Lacrosse Game is 12 hours, 8 minutes. All members of the two 40-man rosters are collecting donations in the form of pledges for time played. All proceeds will go to The Charlotte Hounds Foundation. Donations can be made online at http://houndsfoundation.dojiggy.com.
“The Charlotte Hounds have adopted the slogan ‘Lacrosse is HUGE in Charlotte’ and our initial fundraising event for the Foundation won’t disappoint,” said Wade Leaphart, Director of Sales & Marketing. “There’s a lot of passion in this community, particularly for this great sport. The registered athletes are going all-out to make this event a success.” Team President Jim McPhilliamy added, “We’re really excited about the Foundation which will assist in growing the sport of lacrosse through grassroots programs, supporting area leagues and clubs, and partnering with Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation on revitalizing Memorial Stadium, among other things.”
The Hounds will also be hosting their inaugural Season Ticket Holder Select-a-Seat Event on November 19, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm ET. Fans who have placed a deposit for 2012 Season Tickets will be allowed to handpick their seats by appointment, based on priority. “The World Record Game will give our season seat holders the chance to see live action on the field and select their seats based on preferred sight lines,” said Damon Roschke, Ticket Sales Manager. “It’s not too late to place a deposit but if you’re curious, come on out and look around.”
In addition to the World Record Game and Select-a-Seat, there will be new Charlotte Hounds merchandise available for purchase, promotional booths and representatives from area leagues and teams and other activities. The event is FREE and open to the public with complimentary parking.
About Charlotte Hounds
In January 2011, Major League Lacrosse announced a league expansion for the 2012 season that included Columbus, OH and Charlotte, NC. The Hounds will play all home games at historic American Legion Memorial Stadium. For more information, please visit http://www.charlottehounds.com.
About The Charlotte Hounds Foundation
The Charlotte Hounds Foundation, a 501(c)(3), is dedicated to the promotion of the sport of lacrosse throughout the Charlotte region and the Carolinas and the implementation, development and growth of youth and community lacrosse programs to afford opportunities for players to learn, play and experience the sport of lacrosse, through a) distribution of information, b) support of existing and development of additional local and regional lacrosse programs and partnerships, c) instruction, training and education, d) public events, e) speaking engagements, f) community tournaments and other promotional and involvement campaigns, and g) raising funds in order to pursue the foregoing purposes. For more information, please visit http://www.facebook.com/CharlotteHoundsFoundation.