Ballantyne Magazine

SPRING 2019

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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Sweet Charities Lending a helping hand Book Drive Helps Community The Books for a Brighter Future Book Drive will be held in Ballantyne March 1-14 to support Promising Pages. Everyone in the Ballantyne community is invited to donate new or used books for all ages. Promising Pages provides books to the underserved with the goal of inspiring a lifelong love of reading. For more details, visit goballantyne.com. Foundation Honors Erin Santos T he Housing Opportunity Foundation, the charitable arm of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, named Erin Santos its Humanitarian of the Year for 2018. Erin and Stuart Santos established the Isabella Santos Foundation, which has raised $2.5 million to find a cure for neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that ended the life of their daughter, Isabella. "Erin has taken the unimaginable pain from the loss of a child and created something remarkable," said Jason Gentry, 2018 president of the association and CarolinaMLS. More info: carolinahome. com. Ballantyne Rotary Aids Haiti Ballantyne Rotary Club has completed a clean water project in Nicholas, Haiti. The project pipes clean water from a natural source to a school of 330 children and its surrounding community. Ballantyne Rotary Club, Rotary Club de Bayonnais, District 7680, and Rotary International funded the $53,266 project. Info/ join: ballantynerotary.org. BCC Rally Raises $207,000 BCC Rally's 15-year total of donations to Susan G. Komen Charlotte now stands at $2.2 million. The 2018 donation of $207,000 was announced at Bulla Gastrobar in November. At the event, the BCC Rally board acknowledged its many volunteers, supporters and business partners who make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Lemonade Fundraiser Returns Firebirds Wood Fired Grill will partner again with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation at all locations, including Stone C rest at Piper Glen, from Friday, June 7, to Sunday, June 9, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. All proceeds go to the charity, which supports the fight to end childhood cancer. To date, Firebirds has contributed more than $1.5 million through this effort . Donate onlin e: alexslemonade.org. Club Takes Polar Bear Plunge McConnell Golf held its companywide Save the Polar Bear Plunge in January. The organization invited members of Providence Country Club and its other clubs across three states to jump into the frigid waters of their respective club pools at the same time. The annual event raises money to benefit the World Wildlife Fund, specifically the fund's efforts to protect the Arctic and its polar bear population by restoring sea-ice habitat. BALLANTYNE SPRING 2019 28 Wire

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