(Left to right) Alton Byrd, Long Island Nets vice president of business operations; Don Holden, FCA corporate and individual giving officer; Lindsey Mastin, FCA marketing and communications coordinator; Dana Jarrett, FCA development associate; Pink Tie co-founders Mike Cave and Rich Cave; and Dale the Eagle, during the Long Island Nets game against the Erie Bayhawks at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (Photo: Jen Voce-Nelson)
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Pink Tie teams with Long Island Nets in donation drive

The Long Island Nets and Pink Tie began a four-week donation effort on Thursday with a gift of $3,500 for the Family and Children’s Association.

The initiative will donate at least $25,000 to Long Island nonprofits at each of the six remaining Nets home games at the Nassau Coliseum. 

Each Nets game will have an on-court ceremony with a check for a local nonprofit organization. A portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold for the Nets’ remaining home games will be donated to the selected charities.

“We are excited to join forces with the Long Island Nets to further support local charities as well as raise funds for worthy causes that directly impact and better our Long Island community,” Pink Tie co-founder Mike Cave said in a written statement.

Since Cave and his brother Rich Cave founded Pink Tie in 2015, the group has raised more than $1 million for local causes.

“The Long Island Nets are excited to partner with Pink Tie and help elevate their mission to benefit local organizations on Long Island,” Alton Byrd, vice president of business operations for the Long Island Nets, said in the statement. “We feel it is essential to support and work with groups like Pink Tie that have a distinct focus on impacting and improving communities right in our backyard, because together we can make a huge difference.”

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