CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte 49ers men's basketball team will host families from Levine Children's Hospital for the Charlotte/North Texas match up on Saturday, January 18 as part of the annual Levine Children's Hospital/Stephen Doughton, Jr. Foundation Night. The game is set to tip at 7pm and in Halton Arena.

Current and former Levine Children's Hospital patients are being invited to the January 18 contest by the 49ers coaches and team to enjoy the NCAA Division I men's basketball game and participate in pre-game festivities including a facility and locker room tour, a meeting with Norm the Niner, and a hospitality function.

Levine Children's Hospital and the Stephen Doughton, Jr. Foundation have partnered for the event to raise funds to assist in the fight against pediatric cancer. Donations can be made at the Stephen Doughton, Jr. Foundation table located in the food court of Halton Arena on the day of the game or online by clicking this link.

Individual, group, and multi-game flex plans are on sale now. To be part of the action, fans may purchase tickets by visiting the 49ers athletic ticket office located in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center on the campus of UNC Charlotte or calling 704.687.4949. Ticket office hours are 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. Fans may also access the 49ers online ticket office by visiting

About Levine Children's Hospital

In October 2007, Levine Children’s Hospital opened on the campus of Carolinas Medical Center.  This 12 story, 234-bed facility is designed with family centered care as a top priority.  Levine Children’s Hospital is one of the three largest children’s hospitals in the southeast and features a children’s diagnostic center, a 13-bed rehabilitation pavilion and the Ricky Hendrick Centers for Intensive Care.  Also offered are several of the region’s “firsts,” such as the first day hospital, cardiac intensive care unit, pediatric bone marrow transplant program and a 24-hour pediatric emergency department.  At Levine Children’s Hospital, our world revolves around children!

About Stephen Doughton, Jr. Foundation

In May 2006, Stephen Doughton, Jr., a 2012 UNC Charlotte graduate and current Associate Director of Basketball Operations with the 49ers, was diagnosed with Chronic Mylogenous Leukemia (CML). He was treated at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) and is currently in remission. After enduring the horror of being a cancer patient and witnessing young children battling cancer, he and his family decided to start a foundation in 2008. Since then they have raised over $70,000 continuing to raise money for this cause each year! Find out more about the Stephen Doughton, Jr. Foundation by visiting