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Always Believe Inc. is a Nonprofit Corporation headed by The Charlotte Hornets legend Muggsy Bogues!
Its main focus is to assist at risk youth ages 12 through 18 in the involvement in activities and programs focusing on student athletics, scholarship, leadership development, character building, mentoring, and team building. The main goal is the enhancement of youth, reaching their full potential as well rounded students and productive adult citizens.
Provide a place for at risk youth ages 12 to 18 that not only keeps them safe but also motivates them to achieve their dreams.
-ALWAYS BLIEVE DAY- August 17th
Always Believe Day, Inspired by Muggsy’s story and foundation is a day for the community to come together to support the common belief that with belief in yourself you can over come any odds. The goal of the day is to raise awareness and funds for Always Believe Inc. to build the Always Believe Center.
-Always Believe Day Official T-Shirt Design Contest-
See Always-Believe.org for contest description procedures, rules, and how to enter the design the official Always Believe Day 2013! Win the chance to be featured on the official website and $200! SO ENTER TODAY! Must be 18 to enter.
-Anything is Possible Essay Contest-
This is an Essay contest for High School students (9th-12th grade) enrolled in Charlotte, NC High Schools. Tell of a time that you faced and obstacle or hardship and how you overcame. Length 800-1500 words. SUBMIT BY MAY 31, 2013! Submit at Always-Believe.org
We need as many volunteers as possible so we can help change these children’s lives for the better! this is a chance for you to give back to the community and show what Charlotteans are all about!
Go To Always-Believe.org and go to the Get Involved tab
Donations are key if we want to get the Always Believe Center built to create a better Charlotte for our youth!
Go To The Donations tab at Always-Believe.org
BEELIEVERS WE MADE HISTORY IN THIS CITY, NOW LETS HELP CHANGE THE FUTURE
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FACEBOOK: Always Believe Inc.
It is now time for those of us who requested the Bobcats to change their name to put our money where our mouth is. We have spoken with the ticket reps and thing the reps wanted us to stress was the benefit of purchasing your season tickets over the phone, as opposed to online. The experience is as personalized and catered to your needs as you could possibly imagine, and if you’ve never dealt with them before, the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets staff is second to none when it comes to customer service. If you haven’t already, give them a call via their general sales line at 704-262-2287, or the number in the photo below…you won’t be sorry!
Anybody else already planning their outfit for next year’s tipoff???
Yesterday Jordan announced in a press conference before the Draft Lottery that the Bobcats would be starting the process to switch over to the Hornets name. Shortly after the words left his mouth employees for the team came out to fans in the arena and handed out new season ticket deals decorated in Beeautiful fashion!
Shortly followed by these t-shirts
This was a dream come true for all the fans who showed up in their teal & purple!
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name back to “Hornets,” a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com’s Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname.
There is no timetable for the switch though NBA commissioner to be Adam Silver told Bobcats season ticket holders in April that such a change would take at least 18 months to implement. Moreover, the change is not unexpected and would likely be popular with the North Carolina fan base.
Bobcats chairman and owner Michael Jordan confirmed in February that the team hired “a national polling group” (previously reported as Harris Interactive) to determine how fans felt about a change back to Hornets. Jordan called the reaction to the poll “very mixed.” Numerous grassroots groups have pushed for a return to Hornets.
Charlotte’s NBA team was known as the Hornets from its 1988 inception through 2002 when then owner George Shinn moved the team — and mascot — to New Orleans. When the New Orleans franchise changed its nickname to Pelicans this past season, it opened the door for “Hornets” to return to Charlotte.
Silver told season ticket holders re-acquiring the name “Hornets” would not be an issue, stating that the NBA and not the Pelicans owned the moniker. Acquiring and rearranging the necessary digital assets would be a major part of any change. Hornets.com and CharlotteHornets.com are owned by NBA Media Ventures, LLC and currently redirect to NBA.com/Pelicans.
However, a WhoIs.net search for the domain name NBAHornets.com shows that the URL was created and registered very recently — on May 15, 2013 to be exact — by NBA Media Ventures, LLC.
NBA Media Ventures, LLC, is the media branch of the NBA and owns NBA.com, Hornets.com and CharlotteHornets.com.
These shirts will be for sale by this time next week on our website hopefully! Thanks to all the people who bought our original T-Shirts so we could afford to make an even more Bee-autiful shirt!
Everyone has been asking us to make more stickers so these will be COMING SOON after the shirt!
THX FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Obviously the first Charlotte Hornets were the Charlotteans who fought in the Battle of Charlotte during the Revolutionary War and received this nickname! Ever since then there have been countless things in Charlotte and the surrounding region adorned with the Hornets name in honor of the fighting spirit of this community!
The first NBA franchise in Charlotte was not the first sports team in the area to have the name. Starting 1901 one of the original Charlotte Hornets was a minor league baseball team which was a feeder team for the Washington Senators. They were on and off until about 1973. Then Jim Crockett Jr. bought the Asheville Orioles (affiliates of the Baltimore Orioles) and they became the Charlotte Orioles. Some names you might recognize from the Major Leagues that played for the O’s at the beginning of their careers were Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken, and Curt Schilling!
In the late 80′s the team was bought by George Shinn ( Yes, the very same George Shinn who founded the Charlotte Hornets NBA team) then renamed them the Charlotte Knights which we know and love today!
Here are some cool pics of the Charlotte Hornets Minor League Baseball Team!
I have been tossing this idea around in my head for quite some time and just dismissed it as me being crazy, until I heard WFNZ discuss the topic for their show this morning and surprisingly …. a lot of other people agreed with me!
Is the NBA, right now, the best it has ever been?
Initially, it seems almost blasphemous to think that the NBA could be better now than it was during the Jordan era. After further consideration , I (Scotty…not Evan) have come to believe that it is.
The playoffs underway right now are absolutely amazing! The play is the best I have seen in a loooooong time and I’ve come to the conclusion that professional basketball is finally beginning to recover from the doldrums of the ”post Jordan” era.
I think too often we have people who fell in love with the NBA in the 80s and 90s, then stopped watching it when Jordan left, and refuse to believe that the product on the court could possibly be better. Now there are certain things that will always be better about that time period, like the aggressive physical nature of the big man and the rivalries. However, the athleticism, the finesse, the competitiveness, the defense, the offense and overall quality of the game is better now….in my opinion
As someone with no dog in the fight ( the Charlotte Bobcats are my team), I’ve found myself watching on the edge of my seat during almost every game. I haven’t felt this way since the days when my Charlotte Hornets were in it!
What do you think?
Even if you don’t believe this is the NBS at its best , I think we can agree that playoffs are a lot better than just a few years ago and now is a perfect time for the Hornets to return!