Checkers Raise Over $28,000 In Three Days

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Checkers raised over $28,000 in three days for Junior Achievement, Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids and Checkmate Charities.

The Checkers wore jerseys designed by Junior Achievement for their game on March 19 and following the game $11,275 was raised for Junior Achievement in a postgame jersey auction. The cost of the jerseys was underwritten by SunCom Wireless, allowing all proceeds from the auction to go directly to Junior Achievement.

The Third Annual Checkers Golf Tournament on March 21 at the Raintree Country Club had a 20 percent increase in attendance and helped to raise more than $17,000, a portion of the proceeds to benefit Checkmate Charities and Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids.

Team Press Release