Kelsey Young

Director of Charitable and Community Programs | (704) 444-1889

Young, who joined the Checkers as a group sales coordinator in the fall of 2013 has since transitioned to the Director of Charitable and Community Programs. Kelsey is responsible for everything related to group outings, theme nights, fundraisers and team/community events along with managing the Checkers Charitable Foundation.

The Checkers Charitable Foundation is the 501c3 certified non-profit that operates under the Checkers. To learn more, click here


Hometown Ashburn, Virginia
College and major B.S. in Sport Management from the best school on the planet, West Virginia University
Favorite sports team The Checkers, duh! But also the WVU Mountaineers, Nationals, and Redskins…and sometimes even the Panthers (I’ve lost my mind)
Random fact about yourself My dad is Steve Young. No joke.
Favorite dessert Warm chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream
Best thing about your job It’s hard to pick just one part, but I love the fan and community interaction. I also absolutely love seeing how excited people get when they see Chubby.
Hobbies My favorite thing to do in my free time other than obsess over my dog is to explore Charlotte and the surrounding areas. I also really love taking pictures of my dog and uploading them to every facet of social media. If you’d like to stalk my dog you can find me at @kelsey___young on pretty much any social media platform. You can also usually find me eating tacos at Sabor or just generally being really loud.
One place you've always wanted to visit Australia. I dig wombats.
Last place you went on vacation I took a 12 day trip last summer to London, Paris, and Barcelona.
Ranch or blue cheese? “Ranch over everything” –Abraham Lincoln
Favorite pizza topping Onions. They’re my favorite everything topping.
Pets A Black Lab, Border Collie mix named Petty (named after the one and only Richard Petty)
Favorite Checkers memory Every game of every season! I love knowing that every game we have is a new opportunity to show off how awesome this organization is to new fans and help them create their own Checkers memories.
Previous jobs I’m so lucky that my first full-time job out of college was with the Checkers! I started as a Group Sales Coordinator in 2013 and moved into my current position in 2015.  Before that I had a number of part time jobs and internships at places like LOFT, SportsBUZZ, the Washington Redskins, WVU Baseball, the Harrisburg Senators, and others.