Charlotte Checkers Community News

The Checkers’ annual Teddy Bear Toss, presented by Novant Health, will take place this Saturday, Dec. 7, when they host the Rockford IceHogs.

Fans are encouraged to bring new or like-new stuffed animals wrapped in plastic to throw onto the ice following the Checkers’ first goal.

Checkers players and staff members will deliver the bears to Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital and Speedway Children’s Charities prior to the holidays. In the past three seasons, the Checkers have collected and donated more than 6,000 stuffed animals.