Charlotte Checkers Chubby's Buddies Program
In 2013, Chubby's Buddies inaugural season, the Charlotte Checkers and Special Olympics of North Carolina teamed up to create a program that would make memories to last a lifetime.

This program pairs a Checkers hockey player with a Special Olympics athlete for the entire season. During this time, athletes and players participate in a series of social events with the hopes of creating a lasting relationship and increased awareness about Special Olympics in the community.

This season, Chubby's Buddies is presented by the company, Be What You Is. Be What You Is proudly dedicates itself in providing financial assistance and promotional products to charitable organizations both locally and nationally. They embrace the most basic of all principals: To be proud of who you are. See more at