BY ELY PORTILLO, Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Hornets

Fielding Homes, the new single-family homebuilding arm of local development powerhouse Crescent Communities, is partnering with the Charlotte Hornets to give away the chance to win a new house.

“We are excited about our new partnership with Fielding Homes and about launching this contest that gives one of our fans a chance to win a home,” said Hornets President Fred Whitfield, in a statement.

You’ll have to be a pretty good shot to win it, however. Here are the details:

From Feb. 11 to Apr. 2, you can enter online at, or in person at the Masons Bend or Paddlers Cove developments where Fielding Homes is building. Five finalists will be selected. They’ll have the chance to compete in a free throw contest April 5, at the Spectrum Center, when the Hornets play the Miami Heat.

Three days later, the winner of that contest will get a half-court shot during the Hornets game against the Boston Celtics. If the winner hits that half-court shot, they’ll win a new house worth $350,000 at one of Fielding’s Charlotte-area developments. They can also use that towards the purchase of a higher-priced Fielding house, or take $100,000 in cash.

“Fielding Homes is enthusiastic about this opportunity to partner with the Hornets and offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a house in one of our thoughtfully-designed communities,” said Steven Francis, Division President of Fielding Homes. “The Hornets have an excellent fan base and great reputation in the Carolinas and nationwide.”