The Greensboro Swarm, the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, today announced that Opening Night against the Birmingham Squadron (New Orleans Pelicans affiliate) on Friday, November 5, is presented by Blue Ridge Companies. Additionally, the entire 2021-22 season is a 5th Anniversary celebration, also presented by Blue Ridge Companies, where the Swarm will play 26 games at the Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
“Our organization is excited to finally bring basketball back to the Greensboro community,” Swarm President Steve Swetoha said. “What better way to celebrate our 5th Anniversary than having the season be presented by one of our original partners, Blue Ridge Companies. This unique partnership is aligned in so many ways, including the importance of giving back to our fans and communities we serve. We are fortunate to have Blue Ridge Companies as a part of the team for this special season.”
Blue Ridge Companies remains the Official Housing Partner of the Swarm. The relationship between the two organizations incorporates services projects to benefit the Triad community, basketball clinic for local youth, ticket discounts for residents and affiliation with the 5th Anniversary campaign. Blue Ridge Companies and the Swarm have been working together since before the inaugural season in 2016.
“We are glad to have basketball back in Greensboro, especially as we celebrate the 5th Anniversary season of the Swarm,” said Blue Ridge Companies’ Vice President, Susan Passmore. “The strength of our partnership continues to grow throughout the years as both a housing provider and community partner.”
Special game activations for Opening Night include a name reveal for the new mascot, new game presentation elements including a new on-court personalities and several recognitions of the Swarm’s strongest supporters.