Bill Boddie, president and chief executive officer of Boddie-Noell Enterprises, the largest Hardee’s franchisee in North Carolina as well as the U.S., and Mike Boddie, president of the restaurant division at Boddie-Noell Enterprises, presented a check to UNC Lineberger director Shelley Earp, MD, during halftime at last night’s UNC vs. Duke game.
“Hardee’s support of cancer research at UNC Lineberger and the N.C. Cancer Hospital is a tribute to the patients, families, doctors and researchers who fight cancer every day with courage, strength and a competitive spirit,” said Earp.
The Hardee’s Shoot Out Against Cancer was held in the Dean E. Smith Center where Charlotte Smith, former UNC All-American and head coach of the women's basketball team at Elon University, sunk several shots. Smith made the winning shot during the 1994 Women’s National Championship game, the only one in UNC history.
During the contest, Smith proved she still had it by making five free throws worth $500 each and sinking the championship-winning replica 3-point shot worth $2,500. Thanks to Smith’s efforts, $5,000 was donated by Hardee’s to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
“We want to give Tar Heel fans a bigger reason to cheer,” said Jerry Allsbrook, chief marketing officer for Boddie-Noell Enterprises. “Our partnership with Tar Heel Athletics and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has been extremely successful.”