Charlotte Checkers Fan Fest
The Checkers will hold an Opening Night Fan Fest on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 4-6 p.m. outside the Center City Green parking deck across from the Time Warner Cable Arena box office.

There will be inflatables and games for the kids and Chubby and the CheckMates will be in attendance to get the party going.

Checkers partners, including Queen City Q, Papa John’s and Title Boxing Club, will be on hand to serve food, give samples and hold raffles until the doors open for Opening Night at 6 p.m.

The fan fest will also include a clothing drive as the final event of the Checkers’ and Lowe’s “15 Days of Giving” program. Fans are invited to drop off clothing, which will be donated to Goodwill of the Southern Piedmont.

Opening Night, presented by Hendrick MINI, is Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. when the Checkers host the Iowa Wild. Tickets are available at and the Time Warner Cable Arena box office. Bring a group of 15 or more to the game and you will receive a FREE group outing for a Sunday-Wednesday game of your choice during the remainder of the 2013-14 season.