Thomas Davis Teams Up With ZoboTV To Host Panther's Bye-Week Video Game Tournament To Raise Money For Thomas' Charity, Defending Dreams.

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Thomas Davis and ZoboTV teamed up on Monday night October 5th to host a video game tournament for 20 of Davis' Carolina Panthers teammates. According to Davis, the tournament's purpose was to provide an opportunity to build team morale away from the gridiron, which he hopes will translate to improved performance on the field, and also to raise money for his charity Defending Dreams. Between games, the players signed various Panther gear which will be auctioned off next month to raise money for Davis' charity.

When Carolina Panther Thomas Davis was planning his bye-week schedule, he had set his sights on raising two things: the morale of some of his teammates as they work to overcome their 0-3 start to the season and money for his charity Defending Dreams. To help accomplish these objectives, Davis turned to ZoboTV General Manager Scott Osborne and together the two came up with the idea to host a video game tournament.

So Monday night October 5th, as Brett Favre was preparing to suit up against his former team, the Green Bay Packers, on Monday Night Football, Davis and 20 of his teammates were at ZoboTV's location next to the Carolina Place Mall in Pineville NC warming up their video game skills in preparation for a round-robin Madden '10 tournament.

As the tournament played out across 4 of ZoboTV's high definition projection TV's, there was no shortage of star power with popular players like Deangelo Williams, Jonathon Stewart, and John Beason all participating. As the night wore on though, you could see that the event was about much more than simply finding out who would have bragging rights in the locker room.

Between games, all of the Panther's players signed numerous footballs and helmets that will be auctioned off during ZoboTV's grand opening of their new South Park location next early next month.

According to Osborne, "Thomas already knew us as Charlotte's leader in home entertainment systems and so when he approached us with the idea of doing the event to raise money for his charity, we were more than happy to assist. It's been a fantastic event and we're excited about the impact it will have on the rest of the Panther's season, and most importantly Thomas' charity Defending Dreams."

While Thomas was certainly pleased about the opportunity to raise awareness and money for his charity, he was also excited about the opportunity to help bring his teammates together to turn the season around. He said, "It's a great opportunity to interact away from the field and away from the stadium. It's think it's a great cause right now because we're at a point in our season where it's not going the way we want it to go and we're trying to get it turned around."

By the time the evening wrapped up at ZoboTV, there had certainly been lots of trash talking and plenty of virtual touchdowns scored as Charles Johnson ended up winning all the bragging rights. However, the most important result of the evening was that a group of guys came together to fight for two worthy causes, a season that's a long way from being over and Davis' Defending Dreams charity.

ZoboTV, already known as Charlotte's leader in quality and affordable home theater solutions, also offers a host of whole home entertainment solutions, including simplified control solutions for "green" lighting and air conditioning systems. They also specialize in providing instant access anywhere in the house to the latest entertainment options such as iTunes, Netflix, Pandora, Rhapsody, Vudu, and other great ways to get the movies and music you want instantly in your home. With a storefront in Pineville at the Carolina Place Mall, soon to be near the Southpark Mall, and online at http://www.ZoboTV.com, ZoboTV is Charlotte NC's leader is affordable, hassle-free whole home entertainment systems.

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