Community Programs/Donations

COMMUNITY ASSIST PROGRAM
In conjunction with Akron Children's Hospital and Longbridge Wealth Advisors

The Canton Charge and Akron-based Longbridge Wealth Advisors have teamed up to benefit the Akron Children’s Hospital with their "assist" program. Longbridge provides a $20 charitable donation to the hospital for every assist that the Charge have made in home games throughout the last two seasons.

The program has been a tremendous success after being initiated at the start of the 2012-13 season. The Charge have dished out over 400 assists in home games during the program's duration, resulting in over $21,000 by Longbridge that is used by Akron Children’s Hospital in order to enhance their care and facilities used by thousands of families throughout Northeast Ohio.

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EDUCATION

READ TO ACHIEVE
Read to Achieve is a year-round campaign designed to help young people develop a life-long love for reading and encourage adults to read regularly with children. The program reaches elementary and middle school students throughout Stark County through book donations, Reading Time-Outs and the development of Reading Corners.

GREEN WEEK
Each season in early April, the NBADL and its teams host events and activities designed to generate awareness and educate fans about the importance of protecting and nurturing our environment.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

CHARGE UP: GET FIT!
Charge Up: Get FIT! is a comprehensive health and wellness platform that encourages young people to be physically active and maintain well-balanced nutrition. The program reaches elementary, middle and high school students throughout Stark County through fitness appearances, nutrition events and youth basketball clinics.

CHARGE UP: GET FIT! YOUTH BASKETBALL CLINICS
Presented by Aultman Hospital

The Charge, in partnership with Aultman Hospital, will host five (5) youth basketball clinics throughout the season to promote the game of basketball as well as the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. The clinics will feature instruction by Charge Head Coach Jordi Fernandez, as well as other Charge coaches and players.

Volunteering


VOLUNTEERISM & OUTREACH

WEEK OF SERVICE
From November 14th - 23rd, the NBADL and its teams host a variety of hands-on service events in a collaborative effort to give back to children, families, and the community and to increase fan awareness about the importance of service. The NBDL Cares Week of Service seeks to expand the impact of volunteer work in existing organizations and encourage individuals to make a difference in their communities.

SEASON OF GIVING
From Thanksgiving through the New Year, the NBDL and its teams celebrate the "Season of Giving," a series of charitable visits and events designed to help feed the hungry, lift the spirits of ailing children and spread the joy of the holiday season to the underserved.

COMMUNITY TICKET PROGRAM
Through the generosity of our season ticket holders and corporate partners, the Charge is pleased to provide complimentary tickets to children and families who would not normally be able to attend a Charge home game.

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DONATIONS

The Canton Charge support charitable causes and events each year through the donation of merchandise for auctions, raffles and door prizes. We make every effort to accommodate as many requests as possible that meet our guidelines. For your organization to be considered for a donation item, you must comply with the following:

  • All donation requests must be submitted online. Click here to access the Charge Donation Request Form. Written or phone requests are not accepted.
  • The online donation form must be filled out completely in order for your request to be considered.
  • Your organization must be located in the state of Ohio.
  • Your request for a donation item must be submitted online at least SIX (6) WEEKS prior to your event date.
  • You many only receive one donation item per calendar year.
  • You must be a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. (If you are a business or individual sponsoring a charitable event, please ask a member of the charity to complete the online donation request form).

Please keep in mind that submitting an online request does not guarantee your organization will receive a donation.

Donation items will be sent two to three weeks prior to your event date.

We do NOT accept personal items to be mailed in or dropped off for signatures by players or coaches.