Meet Sky

Meet Sky! This 9-year-old is one of a kind. She has an energetic and spunky personality that you can’t help but adore. In her home, the love of basketball runs deep and spans generations. Every weekend Sky, her mom, and grandparents lock in on ESPN to watch the big NBA games – especially her hometown team, the Charlotte Hornets!

Sky battles with Epilepsy and as a result is unable to play the game she loves. Often suffering from seizures, muscle spasms, major headaches, and fainting, Sky misses out on school and time with her friends. However, even through all of the uncertainty, this animated little girl doesn’t allow her condition to dampen her spirit!

When Sky grows up she wants to become a basketball star. Her “why” is an inspiration to all. Sky says, “People say – do what you love – and I love playing basketball.” This dreamer shoots for the stars, and we love that! Her ultimate sports dream is to be VIP at a Charlotte Hornets game and watch her hero, LaMelo Ball, dominate the court!

Sky's Dream

That first picture of Sky pretty much sums up our entire day yesterday!

Sky’s Charlotte Hornets Dream kicked off at school where she was surprised by our team and the team at Tri Pointe Homes to let her know that her Dream started NOW! Then, the entire school joined in on cheering her on as she walked through the halls to her limo where she and her mom were taken to the Spectrum Center to watch the Hornets practice.

Coach Clifford and the players were incredible. They even invited her on to the floor for the post-practice huddle! The Hornets gifted Sky swag that she could have signed after practice, which she absolutely loved.

After practice, Sky and her mom headed to iFLY and Bonefish Grill before heading back Uptown to watch the Hornets take on the Atlanta Hawks. Before the game, Sky was able to meet a number of the Honeybees and Hornets entertainers, including Hugo and FlyTy, who hosted our Dream Gala just a few weeks ago.

Fly Ty took her all around the arena to meet anyone and everyone, including the Hornets announcers. Sky even met Dell Curry, former Hornet and Steph Curry’s dad! Sky was able to swap jerseys with one of her favorite players, PJ Washington. PJ even told Sky her jersey was going up in his house with all of his other jerseys!

Sky was then tasked to come on to the court to warm up with another one of her favorite players, LaMelo Ball! Here she met a number of other players including Mark Williams, Cody Martin, Terry Rozier, Nick Richards, and Coach Robbins. The night was capped off with a Hornets win.

Thank you to Tri Pointe Homes for sponsoring this Dream and for being so wonderful to Sky! Also, thank you to the Hornets for rolling out the red carpet for our girl. 

Dream Snapshots

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