Ballantyne Magazine

SUMMER 2017

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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3 Sweet Charities Lending a helping hand 1 Autism After 18 Wins Award Autism After 18, a nonprofit founded by Ballantyne resident Margaret Neelsen to raise awareness of the need for resources to help autistic young adults, recently won "Most Enthusiastic Group" at the Charlotte St. Patrick's Day Parade. Neelsen's son, Ryan, who is autistic, is a senior at Ardrey Kell High School. Info/ donate: www.autismafter18.org. 2 School Supplies Drive Aug. 2-11 Ballantyne's Color the Park School Supplies Drive for Classroom Central will be held Aug. 2-11. Donate packs of markers, colored pencils and crayons to help underprivileged children. Place donations in the collection barrels in the Corporate Park's building lobbies, or give online during the drive. Details: www.goballantyne.com. 3 Golf Tourney Aids The Sandbox The British International School hosted a charity golf tournament in April at The Golf Club at Ballantyne. All money raised went to The Sandbox, a local charity. 4 Ballantyne Ball to Promote Wellness Ballantyne Ball, a local charity, selected HeartBright Foundation as the beneficiary of its next masquerade ball, to be held Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at The Ballantyne. HeartBright promotes healthy lifestyles and preventive cardiology programs. In its first three years, Ballantyne Ball raised $226,000, including $75,000 for 2017 beneficiary Lily Pad Haven. Info: Event chair Allen Starrett at allen@ballantyneball.org or www.ballantyneball.org. 1 2 4 BALLANTYNE SUMMER 2017 27 Wire

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