If you were out and about after 4:00 p.m. on Friday you probably noticed a sharp dip in the temperature and the stiff breeze that came up as the day wore on. This was especially true if you happened to find yourself in the shade. This did not stop members of the Canton Charge from taking time out from their busy training camp schedule to lend a hand collecting food and donations to benefit the Akron/Canton Regional Food Bank.
Also on hand were Matt Appleby and Amy Malone from Clear Channel Radio WNCO FM who did a live broadcast at the collection site urging listeners to drop by with their cash and cans.
As word got out over the airwaves, car after car came through with cash and non-perishable food destined to fill the shelves at local area food distribution sites. It was a great way for the people of Canton to meet the members of the newest NBA Development Team, the Canton Charge and the players took great delight in introducing themselves to their future fans and everyone felt good about donating to the food banks.
This is not to say that the folks donating went home empty handed. With each donation, each car was given tickets to the Canton Charge’s Home Opener against last year’s NBA-D League Champions the Iowa Energy scheduled for November 25th, 2011.
All in all, it was a fun time for players and fans alike with a terrific amount of donations that came pouring in to help the food banks. After it was all over, the players had a short dinner break then it was back to the training facility for another practice. This is a truly dedicated squad of players who care about their community.
Participating in the drive was Tyrell Biggs, TJ Campbell, Travis Franklin, Tyrone Kent, Antonio Graves, Keith McLeod and Anthony Newell.
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is a non-profit organization with a mission to Feed People and Fight Hunger. The Foodbank provides food and other essential items to more than 450 hunger-relief programs, such as food pantries and hot meal sites in Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties. In 2010, the Foodbank distributed 19.2 million pounds of food, providing 14.8 million meals locally for people in need.
There Are Great Deals for Inaugural Season Ticket Buyers
Friday, November 25, 2011 marks the first game of the inaugural season for the Canton Charge which is the developmental team powered by the Cleveland Cavaliers. With twenty –four home games scheduled just a short ride away from Cleveland, it makes sense to drive to Canton to catch some semi-pro basketball. Add to this the fact that tickets start at only $7.00 per seat; it’s a hard bargain to pass up. All home games will be played at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, 1101 Market Avenue North , Canton, Ohio 44702.
If you’re looking for an even better deal, why not sign up for season tickets? Season tickets start as low as $5.00 per seat, per game. Season ticket benefits include an invitation to exclusive team events, discounts on official team merchandise, participation in special on-court game night events, access to discounts and special offers at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and much more. All inaugural season ticket holders are also automatically included as members of the Canton Charge FOUNDER CLUB and will receive an exclusive Canton Charge winter fleece jacket. FOUNDERS CLUB membership, in addition to regular season ticket holder benefits, also includes a very special and exclusive package of perks that begins this season and continues for all future seasons. Check www.CantonCharge.comfor a full listing of Canton Charge FOUNDERS CLUB benefits and information. To secure your season tickets or for more general ticket information, fans can call 1-866-444-1944, or visit www.cantoncharge.com.
Unique Fan Experience Packages for Group Outings
Looking for a fun event for your group to attend? Group ticket sales of 20 or more tickets are available for each Charge home game. For more information on special group seating, or to place an initial $100 group payment, call 1-866-444-1944.
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