Concord, NC, November 12, 2013 – ACN, Inc., the world’s largest direct seller of telecommunications, energy and essential services for home and business – donned their black tie attire and laced up their tennis shoes in support of the Cats Care 2013 My Hero Gala. The annual event was hosted by the Cats Care Foundation, the NBA Charlotte Bobcats’ non-profit organization. By making a sizable donation of $25,000, ACN, Inc. was a top sponsor of the city’s most unique fundraiser.
The evening brought together heroes of the hardwood with heroes from the Charlotte community for an unforgettable evening of entertainment and celebration. Guests in their finest – and tennis shoes – flooded the blue carpet, participated in a best sneaker contest, perused incredible silent auction items, enjoyed a delicious dinner and saw local heroes recognized throughout the evening.
Proceeds from the My Hero Gala support two important organizations: the Novant Health Community Care Cruiser, which delivers quality healthcare to youth in underserved communities across the Charlotte area, and Cats Care Foundation, with its commitment to education, wellness and the fight against hunger.
In addition, the Charlotte chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters teamed up with the Bobcats to kick off the evening. Six “Littles” escorted Bobcats team members onto the stage during player introductions, welcoming them with a handshake, hug or high five. ACN is a regular supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and several of the “Littles” who participated are partnered with “Bigs” who work for ACN.
“Not only is this event always a lot of fun,” said Co-Founder of ACN Robert Stevanovski. “But it also benefits great causes very close to our hearts. We believe in the power of being a good corporate citizen, and any chance we have to give back to our community is certainly our privilege.”
About ACN, Inc.
Founded in 1993, ACN is the world’s largest direct seller of telecommunications, energy, and other essential services for residential and business customers. ACN provides the services people need and use every day including Digital Phone Service, Local & Long, Distance, Wireless, Energy, Merchant Services, Television, Home Security & Automation, High Speed Internet and Technical Support. ACN operates in 23 countries with offices located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. For information on ACN’s home-based business opportunity, visit www.acninc.com
About the Cats Care Foundation
The Cats Care Foundation operates with the mission of bringing positive and lasting change to the Charlotte community through dynamic programming and a commitment to social responsibility in the areas of education, wellness and the fight against hunger. For more information, visit www.nba.com/bobcats/catscare.com
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. They develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people and operate under the mission of providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters visit www.bbbs.org