Charlotte Checkers Salute to Heroes
A pair of charity hockey games at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 29 and 30 raised more than $35,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships and gifts.

The annual Wells Fargo/Johnson and Wales University game and the ninth annual “Salute to Heroes” match, where members of CMPD and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office faced off against the Charlotte Fire Department and Mecklenburg EMS Agency, benefited Alexander Youth Network and the families of injured and fallen public service workers.

CMPD/MCSO won the Heroes Game Sunday by a score of 4-1 and now trail CFD/MEDIC, 5-4, in the overall series. More than $200,000 has been raised since the event’s inception in 2006.