Charlotte Charities Receive NASCAR All-Star Ticket Donations

Sprint gives to Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue, Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society, The Sandbox

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint (NYSE: S) is providing 100 tickets worth $5,000 to the upcoming NASCAR
Sprint All-Star Race™
on Saturday, May 21 to three Charlotte-area
charitable organizations. Volunteers and families served by Carolina
Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue
, Leukemia
& Lymphoma Society (North Carolina Chapter)
and The
will enjoy an evening of fun and excitement at Charlotte
Motor Speedway.

Sprint is passionate about giving back to the communities we
serve,” said Michael Miess, Sprint president for North Carolina and
South Carolina. “Every day these organizations provide a vital service
to the Charlotte community. It’s our hope that through this contribution
the families and volunteers they work with have a chance to enjoy the
excitement of a NASCAR All-Star Race.”

“When families face a life-altering diagnosis, one of the most important
things we can do is provide opportunities for them to get their minds
off the rigors of treatment,” said Mara Campolungo, executive director
of The Sandbox. “Excursions like the NASCAR All-Star Race give children
a day to simply focus on being a kid again and spending time with their
families. We are so grateful for the generosity from Sprint to allow
them this opportunity.”

“At The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, our amazing volunteers, patients,
survivors and their families work hard throughout the year to raise
funds for lifesaving research and support services for those touched by
blood cancer,” said Alyson Willis, Light The Night Senior Campaign
Manager. “These volunteers are the heart of our organization and the
true All-Stars in our book. We are grateful for Sprint’s generous
donation which allows us to celebrate those individuals who are
relentless for a cure.”

“The donated tickets mean so much to us at CBHBB,” said Lisa Schauseil,
President at Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue. “A portion of the
tickets will be used for a silent auction fundraiser to help pay for
much need treatment for one of our heartworm positive dogs. The
remaining tickets will be given to volunteers as a show of appreciation
for their tireless efforts to help so many dogs in need.”

The volunteers and their family members will also have the opportunity
to stop by the Sprint Fan Display at the race where they can:

  • See the latest devices and accessories for sale
  • Enter to win great prizes
  • Participate in autograph sessions with drivers (designated times)
  • Have their faces painted
  • Play games

About The Sandbox

The Sandbox locks arms with the Charlotte community and walks with
families who have a child who has been diagnosed with cancer or a
life-altering illness. Through a wide range of offerings and services,
The Sandbox meets day-to-day needs and offers support both emotionally
and financially to families during the most tumultuous times of their
lives. In addition to financial assistance and support throughout the
year, some of its programs include: HopeFULL Holidays, providing food
and gifts during the holiday seasons; LoveBaskets, filled with
non-perishable food items, household supplies, and personal items and
delivered directly to local families; and special events in the
community such as An Evening of Believing Prom for Honorees and their
families. For more information, visit

About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary
health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia,
lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients
and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around
the world, provides free information and support services, and is the
voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality,
affordable, coordinated care. To learn more, visit

About Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue

Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization
that is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of large
breed dogs. Founded in July 2015, to date CBHBB has rescued over 100
dogs including American Pit Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, Great Danes,
Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds as well as other various mix
breeds. Rescued dogs reside in foster homes where they are loved and
cared for until they can find their forever home.

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more
and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about
most. Sprint served more than 58.8 million connections as of March 31,
2016 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying
innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a
national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands
including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless;
instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a
global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You
can learn more and visit Sprint at


Roni Singleton, 404-649-8354