By CLTure News
February 6, 2017
Kemba Walker has been on a roll. He’s recently been named to the 2017 All-Star game, averaging career highs in points per game (23.3), field goals per game (8.3), field goal percentage (.457), and three-point field goal percentage (.405). He’s also ranks third in the Eastern Conference in three-point field goals (135), fifth in 20-point games (35) and seventh in scoring.
In addition to being the named as the seventh NBA All-Star in Charlotte’s NBA history, Walker’s also made waves off the court leading the Hornets charge with their Players Scholarship Fund which will award two Charlotte-Mecklenburg students with $60,000 in college scholarships.
All of these recent accomplishments should call for a celebration. Well… Saturday, February 11 against the L.A Clippers was already scheduled to be Kemba Walker Starting Lineup figurine night, but now the Hornets are officially making it “Kemba Walker Night.” The 5 p.m. game will also be a Buzz City night; the team will wear their official Buzz City uniforms celebrating the enthusiasm of the fans and the city of Charlotte.
Here’s what you can expect on ‘Kemba Walker Night’ Saturday, February 11:
- The first 7,500 fans in attendance will receive a Kemba Walker “Starting Lineup” figurine.
- Prior to the game, Walker will be presented with a framed All-Star jersey and will address the crowd to thank Hornets fans for their support.
- Fans will be able to record videos sharing messages for Walker on the concourse prior to the game to be played on the scoreboard later in the evening.
- All authentic Walker Hornets jerseys will be on sale for $150 at the Hornets Fan Shop, a 50 percent discount from the regular price of $300.
- Hornets TV partner FOX Sports Southeast will distribute Walker spirit signs to the first 10,000 fans.
- Leading up to the game, the Hornets social media will feature the “Ultimate Kemba Walker Fan” contest. Ten winners will each receive two suite tickets to the game, a pregame meet and greet with Walker and an All-Star T-shirt autographed by Walker.
- The Hornets Fan Shop will have a full selection of Walker All-Star merchandise, including jerseys and name and number T-shirts in both adult and youth sizes.
*Congrats to Leigh Ann James on winning two tickets to the game!*