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Bobcats: Saturday home games are Military Appreciation Nights

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

The Charlotte Bobcats want fans to come out and celebrate Military Appreciation Night at Saturday night home games.

Bobcats Sports & Entertainment President & COO Fred Whitfield announced Monday -every Saturday home game this season will be Military Appreciation Night, highlighted by a December 8 celebration when the Bobcats host the San Antonio Spurs.

"Like everyone in our country, we feel it is vital to show our gratitude to the active and retired members of our military for everything that they currently do and have done for us," Whitfield said.  "This program is one small way our organization can recognize and thank them for their service, and we encourage our fans to do the same."

As part of Military Appreciation Nights, any active or retired member of the military can visit www.bobcats.com/military to purchase tickets priced as low as $35 in the 100 level or for $15 anywhere in the 200 level.  In addition, the general public can visit the same site to purchase a package that includes tickets to be distributed to military members and their families by the USO of North Carolina, along with a financial donation to the USO of North Carolina.

In addition, all Saturday games will include special recognition for members of the military, as well as a large U.S. flag at center court during the National Anthem.

On December 8, Military Appreciation Night will include a special National Anthem, military-themed game entertainment, recognition for military members and an opportunity for military personnel to shoot a free throw on the floor after the game.  In addition, military members and their families purchasing tickets online for the December 8 contest, as well as all other group outings that night, will receive a camouflage Bobcats hat.

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