Ballantyne Magazine

SUMMER 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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Promising Pages is Ball Beneficiary Ballantyne Ball has selected Promising Pages as the beneficiary of its sixth annual masquerade ball on Feb. 15, 2020, at The Ballantyne. Promising Pages inspires underserved children to achieve their dreams by becoming bookworms. In its first five years, the Ballantyne Ball has donated more than $300,000 to local charities, including a $63,500 gift to its 2019 beneficiary, The Relatives. Info/sponsorships: Allen Starrett at allen@ballantyneball.org. Meck South Supports Beds for Kids The Mecklenburg County South Rotary Club presented Beds For Kids with a check for $35,231 in March. The donation was funded by proceeds from Meck South's seventh annual Bloody Marys on Five (BMOF) golf tournament. The 2019 BMOF tournament will be held on Monday, Oct. 14. The group welcomes new members at its weekly meeting every Friday at 7:30 a.m. at Another Broken Egg Cafe. Info: mecksouthrotary.org. Ballantyne Elementary Wins Teachers Cup The Teachers Cup, a round-robin volleyball tournament among area Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, was held in April at Ardrey Kell High School. The Ballantyne Elementary School team emerged victorious. The tournament benefits literacy in the schools and provides a scholarship to an Ardrey Kell senior. The event is hosted by Ballantyne Rotary Club. Info: ballantynerotary.org. Dancers Aid Carolina Breast Friends Carolina Breast Friends, in partnership with Charlotte Ballroom, held its 4th annual Dancing with the Stars fundraiser in March. Ballantyne-area resident Heather Sendler was one of the stars, dancing with Trevor Guthrie from Midtown Ballroom. Sendler raised $36,500 and finished in the Top 5 for the judge's choice award for dancing. The event raised more than $827,000 for Carolina Breast Friends' support programs and its Pink House for breast cancer survivors. Info/ donate: carolinabreastfriends.org. BALLANTYNE SUMMER 2019 28 Wire

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