The 8th annual Salute to Heroes hockey game take place on Sunday, April 7, 2013 following the Checkers' 3 p.m. game against Milwaukee. The purpose of the evening is to honor those who serve, have served and have been injured or lost in the line of duty.
Proceeds from the evening benefit families of fallen and injured public service workers.
If you would like to donate to a specific organization of your choice, click on a logo and enter the corresponding code shown below.
To sponsor the event, contact Marc Bochicchio at (704) 819-6725.
|EVENT HISTORY (CFD/MEDIC lead series 4-2)
||HAWTHORNE'S NY PIZZA MVP
||CONNOLLY'S ON 5TH SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
||CFD/MEDIC 2, CMPD/MCSO 1
||CFD/MEDIC 6, CMPD/MCSO 4
||CMPD/MCSO 4, CFD/MEDIC 3
||CFD/MEDIC 6, CMPD/MCSO 1
||CMPD/MCSO 7, CFD/MEDIC 1
||CFD/MEDIC 3, CMPD/MCSO 2
||CMPD/MCSO 3, CFD/MEDIA 2 (SO)
Salute to Heroes Hall of Fame
Keith is a former player in the Heroes game and has been a member of CMPD since 2000. Keith was injured in the line of duty and retired from playing hockey. His passion to stay involved in the game has lead Keith to become an assistant coach with the Police and Sheriff's team and allows him to continue to support his fellow colleagues.
Former Charlotte Fire Chief Fincher had a huge impact in getting the game resurrected from the days of Bojangles Coliseum. His support of Charlotte Checkers and their staff helped to grow the event to one of the biggest charity programs in Charlotte, honoring and helping those who serve our community. Chief Fincher served the Charlotte community for 41 years and still is an active supporter of the Charlotte Checkers Heroes Hockey game.
Kenny was the backbone and goalie for the Fire/Medic team for many years. Kenny had retired from playing in the game and still actively participates in the fundraising efforts of the event. Kenny was the Inaugural Hawthorne's NY Pizza MVP recipient in 2007 and was the winning goalie in three Heroes games since 2006 until retiring from playing hockey in 2011.
Peter and Angela Keretsis
The owners of The Pita Pit located in Uptown Charlotte, the Keretsis were the first sponsor to sign on to help resurrect the Heroes hockey game between the public safety organizations. They have been instrumental in the growth of the game. For all there support, the trophy the Heroes play for is named "The Pita Pit Heroes Cup" in their honor.