November 5, 2010

DJ Stout (704) 319-3923

Sports Radio 610AM WFNZ The Fan’s
Mark Packer from Primetime with the Packman ready for the
8th Annual Street Turkeys Event Presented by AT&T

Charlotte, NC---- Sports Radio 610AM WFNZ The Fan's Packman from "Primetime with the Packman", is preparing to kick off the 8th Annual "Street Turkeys" event presented by AT&T that will take place on Wednesday, November 24th from 6a.m.-7p.m. at the WFNZ CPI Doghouse at the corner of Mint & Morehead to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, and Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry.

"Street Turkeys", created by WFNZ's afternoon on-air personality, Mark Packer, host of the "Primetime with the Packman", is a local grass-roots campaign that provides food & monetary donations to hunger relief organizations to help their agencies feed hungry people throughout the Carolinas. Since being created in 2003, Street Turkeys has raised over $400,000, collected over 5,000 turkeys and over 16,000 pounds of food all of which go directly to the local food bank and food pantries.

"Street Turkeys is a great Charlotte Thanksgiving tradition", said Packman. "I get more satisfaction with this event than the outcome of any game we cover on the show. There's a great feeling heading into the holidays knowing that you've helped somebody enjoy a great meal. We take it for granted, but there are tens of thousands of people that are suffering and hungry, and Street Turkeys is a great opportunity for us to help folks in need."

The Charlotte Bobcats will also join forces with WFNZ this year and for every person who donates to the Street Turkeys campaign they will receive two complimentary tickets for either the game on Wednesday, November 24th against New York or the game on Friday, November 26th against Houston. "For eight years Packman and WFNZ have been working to make the holidays brighter for people across the Carolinas who are struggling to feed themselves and their families," said Bobcats Sports & Entertainment President and Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield. "That's our commitment too, and we're proud to partner with Pack and The Fan to feed as many people as possible this year."

Primetime with the Packman will broadcast LIVE at the WFNZ CPI Doghouse and everyone in the community is invited to come out and make a donation. All checks should be made out to "Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina". Second Harvest Food Bank will then evenly divide the donations with Loaves & Fishes. All patrons are welcome to drop off turkeys, canned goods and monetary donations by visiting the WFNZ Doghouse on Wednesday, November 24th between 6a.m.-7p.m.

Bobcats Sports & Entertainment operates the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Time Warner Cable Arena, located in the heart of uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.

Loaves and Fishes provides a week's worth of nutritious groceries at no cost to individuals and families who are experiencing a crisis through a network of 18 food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County.

As part of Feeding America, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina serves 19 counties in North and South Carolina. In FY2009-2010, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributed over 33 million pounds of food and essential grocery items to approximately 650 hunger feeding agencies including emergency pantries, soup kitchens, senior programs, shelters and low-income daycares.

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