In addition to the Checkers various community appearances, Chubby is proud to make appearances at birthday parties, anniversaries, promotions, retirements, educational events, retreats and more. For more information on booking Chubby, contact Jessica Taylor at email@example.com or download a Chubby request form.
Checkers in the Community: MarchDespite a season-high 14 games in March, Checkers players, staff members and mascot Chubby were active in the Charlotte community, volunteering their time with various schools and non-profit organizations. The team also raised thousands of dollars for local charities through events such as Old-Time Hockey Weekend, the Bankers vs. Bakers charity hockey game and the annual Pooch Party.
Old-Time Hockey WeekendThe inaugural Husqvarna Old-Time Hockey Weekend featured the Hanson Brothers and raised more than $21,000 for the Charlotte Checkers Charitable Foundation.
Scout SleepoverMore than 1,800 boy scouts and their families attended the annual Boy Scout Night, presented by Tyndall, on March 9 and 300 stayed behind for a sleepover on the ice following the game.
Checkers in the Community: FebruaryCheckers players, staff members and Chubby made a significant impact in the Charlotte community in February, making school appearances and raising thousands of dollars for local non-profit organizations. Major events in February included Pink in the Rink, Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte and Hearing Loss Awareness Night.
Hearing Loss AwarenessCheckers fan and season ticket holder Luke Brenes spearheaded a fundraising campaign, which raised $4,815 for Beginnings of North Carolina, a non-profit resource for families with deaf or hard-of-hearing children. The money was raised via ticket sales, donations and a skills and drills clinic at Extreme Ice Center.
Dancing with the Stars of CharlotteCheckers COO Tera Black was one of seven area executives to compete in the Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte competition on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Knight Theater. Black, along with her dance partner Addul raised more than $46,000 for the North Carolina Dance Theatre and the Charlotte Checkers Charitable Foundation.
Over $50,000 Donated at Pink in the RinkA season-high crowd of 12,948 was on hand for the seventh annual Presbyterian Hospital Pink in the Rink Saturday when the Checkers hosted the San Antonio Rampage. More than $50,000 was donated to local women's cancer charities Go Jen Go, Carolina Breast Friends, Cindy's Hope Chest and the Presbyterian Hospital Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center.
Checkers in the Community: JanuaryRace Night raises more than $13,000 for Hyundai Hope on Wheels, the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte and Saving Savannah.
Skills and Drills Raises $1,260 for Beginnings of NCThe Checkers and Extreme Ice Center hosted a skills and drills session for youth players on Sunday, Feb. 3. Forty-two participants attended the clinic and learned essential hockey skills from the pros, including Checkers players and former NHL player Jason Dawe.
Checkers in the Community: DecemberDespite a season-high 14 games in December, the Checkers were active in the community, making more than 15 appearances around Charlotte and raising thousands of dollars for local non-profit organizations.
Hemby Christmas PartyCheckers players Justin Faulk and Riley Nash attended the yearly holiday party at Presbyterian Hemby Children's Hospital on Dec. 19. They helped build ginger bread houses and spread holiday cheer to the kids and families spending the holidays in the hospital.
Checkers at Outdoor RinkCheckers players Nicolas Blanchard, Zach Boychuk, Zac Dalpe and Michal Jordan skated with Speedway Children's Charities grant recipients and fans Tuesday at the Coca-Cola Family Ice Rink at zMAX Dragway.
CrossFit ShootoutThe inaugural Checkers CrossFit Shootout was held Saturday, Dec. 1, at Time Warner Cable Arena, with 250 competitors from 40 local gyms. Through registrations and sponsorship packages, competitors raised more than $2,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Teddy Bear TossThe Checkers' annual Teddy Bear Toss was held Friday, Dec. 7 when the team played host to the Lake Erie Monsters. More than 2,000 stuffed animals were collected for the kids at Presbyterian Hemby Children's Hospital, which will be delivered to the hospital during the holidays.
Community Recap: NovemberTicket donations, military appreciation, school and youth hockey visits highlighted a busy month for the Checkers organization and its players.
Players Donate Season Tickets to CharitySeven 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.
Kinane Headed to Special Olympics WorldsCheckers season ticket holder Rory Kinane is headed to the Special Olympics World Games in South Korea in January, 2013 and will represent the United States. Rory is one of three athletes drawn from a pool of 38,000 qualified athletes in North Carolina. In order to help cover the costs of his trip, Special Olympics North Carolina is collecting donations on Rory's behalf and more than $2,200 has been donated to date.