Seven Checkers players have each donated four season tickets to Charlotte-area charities. The tickets will be given to families and friends of each non-profit organization to enjoy Checkers games throughout the 2012-13 season. The recipients of the tickets for each game will be recognized in-game on the video board and any unreserved tickets will be auctioned with the proceeds going back to the respective charity. Read more
On Nov. 13, Checkers defensemen Brett Bellemore and Rasmus Rissanen dropped in on the Bantam AA Jr. Checkers’ practice at Extreme Ice Center and on Nov. 27, Zac Dalpe and Justin Krueger spent time with the Bantam A Jr. Checkers. The players ran and explained drills and helped teach youth hockey players various skills.
On Saturday, Nov. 10, defenseman Michal Jordan accompanied staff members to Antioch Elementary for its Xcel to Fitness Challenge. On Nov. 26, Riley Nash and Jeremy Welsh visited Barnette Elementary to read to the kids as part of the Wells Fargo Reading First program. And finally, Welsh and forward Tim Wallace visited a group of preschool children at Mill Grove United Methodist Church on Nov. 28.
On Friday, Nov. 9, the Checkers and Goodrich Corporation held a collection drive for the USO of North Carolina. Hundreds of items, including groceries and toiletries, were donated to service men and women returning from active duty.
This Community update is brought to you by Goodrich Corporation, who is a proud sponsor of all Checkers community initiatives. Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to the aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With 2007 revenues of $6.4 billion, Goodrich is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., and employs more than 24,000 people worldwide in approximately 90 facilities across 16 countries.