January 14, 2011 8:01 AM
"A River Rat prepares to make the move" - Mark McGuire, Albany Times Union, 4/29/2010
The Checkers' fifth annual AutoTrader.com “Race Night” on Friday, Jan. 14 will benefit Zach Bennett and his family as they plan to relocate to Charlotte from Albany, N.Y.
Zach is a 10-year-old boy who suffers from neurofibromatosis (NF1). As former season ticket holders of the Albany River Rats, the Bennett family has established close relationships with many current Checkers players.
Goaltender Mike Murphy is one of those players. “We’re all excited to have ‘Bug’ come down," said Murphy. "He’s one of the guys, a teammate of ours, and gives everyone inspiration. You’ll never find him without a smile on his face.”
Proceeds from the jersey auction and a portion of ticket sales will be given to the family to help off-set medical and relocation expenses.
Click here for more information on how you can help. More details on "Race Night" will be revealed shortly.