CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Checkers announced today that 20 players and several staff members will grow moustaches in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Movember, the world-wide men’s health foundation.
The players were split into two teams, led by Checkers Movember team captains Chris Durno and Chris Terry and will compete against each other to see which squad can raise the most money. Team Durno and Team Terry were chosen via a live draft at the Checkers offices Wednesday.
Picture and video updates on the teams’ progress and donation totals will be posted at www.gocheckers.com/movember throughout the month.
In addition, the Checkers will offer a special discounted $15 ticket to any of the five November home games, with $6 being donated back to Movember. To take advantage of the offer, fans can visit www.gocheckers.com/movember, click the ticket link and use the promo code “Movember.”
Fans are encouraged to post pictures of their own moustaches on the Checkers’ facebook fan page and the top three will win prizes at the end of the month.
The Checkers are in the midst of a nine-game road swing and will return Friday, Nov. 18 to host the Rockford IceHogs at Time Warner Cable Arena. Tickets are available at the Time Warner Cable Arena box office and www.ticketmaster.com.
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. For more information, visit www.movember.com.