CHARLOTTE, NC – After a month-long moustache-growing and fundraising initiative, the Charlotte Checkers have announced that players, staff and fans have raised $5,000 for the Movember Foundation.
The players were split into two teams, led by Checkers Movember team captains Chris Durno and Chris Terry, and Team Durno was victorious with $2,830 raised over 30 days. Picture and video updates on the teams’ progress and donation totals were posted throughout the month
and players encouraged fans to donate via their personal Twitter accounts
Movember is a worldwide movement, which raises vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
For video and picture recaps, along with donation totals, please visit www.gocheckers.com/movember
and for more information on Movember, please visit www.movember.com
The Checkers will host the Texas Stars Saturday at 7 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena. The first 2,500 fans will receive a foam hockey stick and puck, courtesy of Horizon Eye Care. Sunday is the annual Teddy Bear Toss game and fans are encouraged to bring new stuffed animals to throw onto the ice after the first Checkers goal. Visit www.gocheckers.com or call 704-342-4423 for more information.
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