Swarm, PNC Bank Team Up For Third Season To Support Guilford Child Development

By Justin Trujillo | March 11, 2021

The Greensboro Swarm, the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, today announced that the team’s 175 three-point shots made at the 2021 NBA G League single-site raised $1,000 for Guilford Child Development (GCD) via PNC Bank. For the third season of the relationship, PNC made a $3 donation for each 3-pointer made by a Swarm player with the total contribution rounded up to $1,000 for the local nonprofit.

“We appreciate our continued sponsorship with PNC and their continued commitment to work together in the Greensboro community to give back to a great organization like Guilford Child Development,” Swarm President Steve Swetoha said. “We are fortunate to work with PNC, a company that wants to help nonprofits like GCD, especially after a difficult year for all of us. Working alongside PNC to play a small part in raising awareness and funds will continue to be an important part of our sponsorship to give back in the community.”

“PNC is grateful to the Swarm for its continued attention and commitment to local children,” said Weston Andress, PNC regional president for Western Carolinas. “The needs facing our community are significant, and we thank the Swarm for helping bring visibility to the continued importance of high-quality early childhood education – and the significant impact GCD is making in the lives of children and their families.”

Unlike previous seasons, the donation comes via the 15 games Greensboro played at the single-site instead of the traditional 50-game schedule. Updates on the campaign were made on the Swarm social media platforms and under the hashtag #PNC3Pointer.

Aligning with Greensboro’s community commitment in the areas of education and health and wellness, PNC selected GCD to be the recipient of the donation because of its excellence in supporting early childhood education. Founded in 1967, GCD addressed the educational, health and social needs of the county’s most vulnerable children and families; removing barriers and providing resources to promote family self-sufficiency and positive school outcomes.

“The challenges facing the children and families in our community affect us all,” said GCD President and Chief Executive Officer, Maria Layne-Stevens. “When we can come together to address those challenges, our impact is much greater. That’s why our collaboration with the Greensboro Swarm and PNC Bank is so important. It’s an opportunity to collectively effect change.”

Through three seasons of the campaign, PNC has donated over $3,500 to the nonprofit that serves more than 6,000 children and families in Guilford County each year.