Hornets Partner With Blue Cross And Blue Shield For 2021 Black History Month

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Officials with the Charlotte Hornets say they will be partnering with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina for the third year straight to present various virtual events and new initiatives honoring Black History Month.

Hornets officials say the highlight of the month will be a virtual webinar focused on economic mobility and health equity held by Hornets President and Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield, and Blue Cross N.C. President and CEO Dr. Tunde Sotunde.

“Black History Month is a time of reflection, celebration and education on the contributions of the Black community throughout our nation’s history,” said Dr. Sotunde. “We are excited to collaborate with the Hornets in honoring the historical and ongoing accomplishments of Black people that have and continue to shape every aspect of our state and nation. We look forward to continuing these efforts year-round as we work to address the root causes of health disparities in our diverse communities across the state.”

The pre-recorded webinar will be released on February 25th, with additional video features, including Hornets players taking part in a virtual conversation with local children to discuss how they can use their existing platforms and voices to influence change.

“We are proud to once again partner with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to celebrate Black History Month,” said Whitfield. “Though we may not be able to do so in person, it remains imperative that we commemorate Black History Month and remember all of those leaders who helped pave the way to growth and progress in our country.”

Hornets officials say they will also post features on Hornets players who have become entrepreneurs, and create a virtual opportunity to attend the “Carolina Civil Rights Journey” exhibit at the Levine Museum of the New South.

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