Hardee’s and Tar Heel Athletics will partner to raise funds for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at halftime of Saturday’s men’s basketball game between UNC vs. N.C. State. Hardee’s will donate money for each shot made by former UNC All-American and current women’s assistant basketball coach Charlotte Smith.
Smith will take five free throws, each valued at $500. Smith will then have a chance to relive her stardom by replicating the 3-point shot she made to win the 1994 NCAA Women’s National Championship. If Smith hits the shot Hardee’s will donate an additional $2,500 to the Center.
Representatives of Hardee’s will present a check to UNC Lineberger director Shelley Earp immediately following the Shoot Out.
Hardee’s currently makes a $25 donation for every 3-point shot made by a UNC women’s basketball player during the 2010-2011 regular season. Since 2009, Hardee’s has contributed over $18,000 to UNC Lineberger.
UNC’s 15th-ranked women have a good chance to up that figure when they host Virginia at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Carmichael.
UNC’s Lineberger Center, located in Chapel Hill, is one of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers.