The Canton Charge are partnering with Akron/Canton-based Longbridge Wealth Advisors for a unique jersey sponsorship for their Friday, March 14 game versus the Los Angeles D-Fenders at 7:00 p.m. at the Memorial Civic Center. Canton will wear special white and purple jerseys to raise awareness for Domestic Violence Project, Inc., a local non-profit organization that offers support and treatment for victims of domestic violence and crime.
"We are thrilled to partner with Longbridge Wealth Advisors and the Canton Charge to provide us this opportunity to bring domestic violence awareness to the forefront of our local community," said Nancy Jackson, marketing and development coordinator for Domestic Violence Project, Inc. "The funds and exposure from this night will provide a huge boost in our efforts to assist victims in our area."
Each active Charge player will wear uniforms adorning the Domestic Violence Project, Inc. and Longbridge Wealth Advisors logos during Friday night’s home game. Fans in attendance will be able to bid on each individual player’s jersey in an in-game silent auction on the concourse. Following the game’s conclusion, each Charge player will autograph and present their jersey to the winning fan in an on court ceremony.
"This partnership presents the opportunity for us to be able to help spread awareness and contribute to the excellent work that Domestic Violence Project, Inc. does throughout Stark County," said Charge VP/COO Alan Mowrey. "We would like this night to be the benchmark for the Charge to be able to assist other non-profit organizations like this in teaming up to better our community."
Domestic Violence Project, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization that has been in existence for 36 years, starting with their 3 founding mothers: Nancy Boylan, Helen Syrios, and Gertrude Kennedy. They provide emergency and support services to victims of domestic violence, including drug and alcohol treatment, while promoting a common awareness of domestic violence issues. This encompasses two emergency shelters, transitional housing, legal advocacy, counseling, educational and prevention services for victims, their children and the community.
Last year, the Domestic Violence Project, Inc. received over 4,000 hotline calls and helped over 2,000 callers in some capacity. Their hotline number is 330-453-SAFE.
The partnership works in conjunction with the Charge’s community initiatives and the NBA D-League Cares programs. Through NBA D-League Cares, the Charge work to address important social issues with a special emphasis on programs that support education, local community building and youth basketball. NBA D-League teams host a variety of outreach projects that strive to enrich the lives of people who live and work in their nearby communities. Through the NBA D-League’s programs, teams also establish a close connection to their local communities by providing unparalleled time and access to the players, coaches and staff.
Longbridge Wealth Advisors is an independently-owned financial services firm specializing in providing Financial Planning, Wealth Management and Investment Advisory Services to Families, Entrepreneurs, Non-Profit Organizations and Corporate Benefit Plans. For more information, head to www.longbridgewealth.com.
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