October 16, 2022
Photo: Surf Mitchell
Several Hornets players, Hugo and the Honey Bees will be out in the community on Monday for the team’s annual Tipoff Tour. Returning for the first time since 2019, the public appearances will help celebrate the kick off of the 2022-23 NBA season on Wednesday night.
“After missing the last two years, we’re excited to bring back our annual Hornets Tipoff Tour and have our players back out in the community to interact with our fans,” said Hornets Sports & Entertainment President Fred Whitfield in a press release. “It’s important for us to show our appreciation and thank them for their continued support as we prepare for another season.”
We’re celebrating the opening of the 2022-23 season with our annual Hornets Tipoff Tour presented by @drpepper! 🎉 Hornets players, @HugoTheHornet & @thehoneybees will swarm Charlotte on Monday 10/17 to mark the start of the regular season!
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) October 14, 2022
The public appearances will start at Domino’s Pizza on Park Road with Terry Rozier, PJ Washington, Mason Plumlee, and JT Thor making pizzas and engaging with customers from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. LaMelo Ball, James Bouknight, Cody Martin, and Jalen McDaniels will be at Chick-fil-A at 1540 East Woodlawn serving customers and interacting with guests from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Bryce McGowens, Kelly Oubre Jr., Dennis Smith Jr., Mark Williams will be at Food Lion on West W.T. Harris Boulevard from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Hornets open the regular season against the Spurs on Wednesday, October 19 in San Antonio. Check out the full 2022-23 Charlotte Hornets schedule.
Mason Plumlee, Terry Rozier, JT Thor, and PJ Washington (3 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
2515 Park Road
Charlotte, N 28203
LaMelo Ball, James Bouknight, Cody Martin, and Jalen McDaniels (4 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
1540 East Woodlawn Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
Bryce McGowens, Kelly Oubre Jr., Dennis Smith Jr., and Mark Williams (5 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
2201 West W.T. Harris Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28269