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Arrowpoint Capital Teams Take Part In Dodgeball Fundraiser
Arrowpoint Capital is ready for action! The company is entering two teams in the Third Annual Community Matters Dodgeball Tournament this Friday, April 11, at the Sports Connection in Charlotte, where Arrowpoint staffers will once again be dodging, diving, ducking and dipping in the name of charity.
This year, the dodgeball tournament is raising money to fight homelessness in Charlotte through Community Matters’ partnership with Crisis Assistance Ministry and Charlotte Family Housing. The event is expected to bring out more than 500 players and volunteers from the local insurance industry.
Forty-two teams representing large insurance companies, insurance brokers, risk managers and insurance industry support services have each pledged to raise at least $1,500. It is great fun and great competition – as these business competitors work together to raise funds to help end homelessness in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
The Dodgeball Tournament is the first of many fundraising events that Community Matters has planned this year to benefit its two new charity partners: Charlotte Family Housing and Crisis Assistance Ministry. Arrowpoint Capital is a founding member of the organization.
“Community Matters selected our new partners because of their complementary focus on battling homelessness – Crisis Assistance Ministry on the prevention side and Charlotte Family Housing on the recovery side,” said Tom Lott. “Prevention and recovery from loss is what the insurance business is all about. So we’re excited about tackling this issue head-on through fundraising, volunteerism and awareness efforts.”
Although Community Matters is only in its third year, it already has a solid track record of success, having contributed more than $400,000 and 20,000 volunteer hours to its first charity partner, Safe Alliance.
Dodgeball Tournament Details:
When: Friday, April 11, 2014, from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Where: The Sports Connection, 10930 Granite Street, Charlotte, NC 28273
Why: Teams of 8 from local insurance firms and companies giving back to the community and raising money to combat homelessness in Charlotte.
About the Agencies
Charlotte Family Housing (CFH) is a shelter-to-housing program for working, homeless families. CFH works to solve family homelessness by housing families, building partnerships, and empowering change, with 91% of the families who were rapidly rehoused last year successfully maintaining permanent housing without a rental subsidy. The mission of CFH is to empower homeless families to achieve long-term self-sufficiency through shelter, housing, supportive services and advocacy. Learn more by visiting www.CharlotteFamilyHousing.org
Crisis Assistance Ministry is Mecklenburg County’s Lead Agency offering emergency assistance to impoverished families. Specifically, Crisis Assistance Ministry helps families by: addressing the immediate crisis with emergency rent and utility assistance, clothing, household goods, furniture and appliances; providing counseling, services and support to give families the tools they need to move toward financial stability; and educating the community about the realities of poverty in Mecklenburg County. Visit them online at www.crisisassistance.org or www.facebook.com/crisisassistance.