CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – On Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, Carolina For The Kids Foundation will hold its annual Smith Center Children’s Challenge. During the UNC men’s basketball game versus N.C. State, which begins at noon, CFTK will collect donations to benefit the patients and families of UNC Children’s.
“The Smith Center Children’s Challenge allows the Chapel Hill community to come together and make a difference, for the kids,” said CFTK Executive Director Meagan Barger. “We are able to reach students, alumni, sports fans and more in a cause that is right down the road from the Dean Smith Center, and I think that's really special.”
CFTK is encouraging those who attend the game to consider making a donation. If everyone brought at least $1, the organization could raise more than $20,000 in just one afternoon.
“As a community of fans, we are given the opportunity Saturday to not only beat one of our most rivaled teams but also to support a cause greater than your average basketball game,” said Barger.