NHL PRESEASON GAME FAN FEST SEPT. 24 AT EPICENTRE
Hurricanes to donate equipment to Boys and Girls Club; Skinner, Staal, Ward in attendance
The Checkers, in conjunction with the Carolina Hurricanes, announced today the NHL preseason game fan fest on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. at the EpiCentre courtyard in Uptown Charlotte.
The fan fest will include games, prizes and a question and answer session from Checkers broadcaster Jason Shaya and chief fan rouser Wilson with Hurricanes and Checkers players. Also in attendance will be the CheckMates, members of the Hurricanes Storm Squad, Chubby and Hurricanes mascot Stormy.
(Update, Sept 19) Now confirmed at the event will be Hurricanes superstars Eric Staal, Cam Ward and NHL Rookie of the Year Jeff Skinner.
Prior to the fan fest will be a donation of hockey equipment to the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Greater Charlotte from the Hurricanes as well as a street hockey clinic featuring members of the Hurricanes and Charlotte-area youth, beginning at 3 p.m.
In addition to the events above, the Checkers will celebrate the grand opening of their new offices in the EpiCentre with tours and merchandise specials in the new Bears Den store.
Schedule (EpiCentre courtyard):
3:00 p.m. - Local youth street hockey game, Checkers players arrive
4:00 p.m. - Youth hockey clinic with Boys and Girls club and former Hurricanes winger/current youth and amateur hockey coordinator Shane Willis
4:30 p.m. - Jeff Skinner, Eric Staal, Cam Ward arrive
5:00 p.m. - Q&A session with players led by Checkers broadcaster Jason Shaya and and chief fan rouser Wilson
5:30 p.m. - T-shirt toss, raffle prizes and more
Fan Fest Partner Offers
Vida – Coupon for a FREE appetizer available at the fan fest
Mortimer’s – Coupon for Buy 1 Get 1 Checkers Chicken Club Wrap, the “Official Sandwich of the Checkers.”
$1 of each sold goes to charity and the Checkers match the donation!
Blackfinn – Hockey fans receive 15% OFF their tab!
Libretto’s – Buy 2 slices of Cheese for $5 and get a FREE drink; Buy 2 1-topping slices for $6 and get a FREE drink; $3 Bud & Bud Lights
Enso – Buy 2 rolls or 2 entrees and get the “Checkers Roll” for FREE
Beverages will also be available at the fan fest event.
Tickets for the NHL preseason game, presented by Husqvarna, between the Hurricanes and Winnipeg Jets at Time Warner Cable Arena the following day (Sept. 25) will be available for purchase and start as low as $20.
The Checkers’ home opener is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15 at Time Warner Cable Arena against the Peoria Rivermen. Season tickets and mini-plans are on sale now and start as low as $10 per game. Carolina Hockey 6-Packs are available now. Get the NHL preseason game, Checkers home opener and four other games for just $100. Visit www.gocheckers.com/6packs for more information.