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Charlotte CheckersCHECKERS RAISE $335K FOR COMMUNITY IN 2010-11
Team has contributed $2M to area charities since 2006

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Charlotte Checkers completed their inaugural season in the American Hockey League in giving fashion, raising more than $335,000 for local charities and non-profit organizations. The team has now raised $2 million since Michael Kahn took ownership of the ECHL Checkers in 2006.

Highlighting the donation campaigns were the fifth annual AutoTrader.com Race Night ($20,500) benefiting Zach Bennett, the fifth annual  Pink in the Rink ($26,189) benefiting Carolina Breast Friends and the sixth annual Salute to Heroes, presented by AutoTrader.com, ($28,000) benefiting the families of the CMPD, CFD, Mecklenburg EMS and Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. Since their inceptions, Pink in the Rink and Salute to Heroes have raised a combined $246,000.

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