WELCOME TO CHARLOTTE HEROES HOCKEY
The Salute to Heroes Hockey Game is played to honor those who serve, have served and have been injured or lost in the line of duty. Proceeds from the game benefit the Great Balls of Fire Charitable Foundation. To purchase tickets to the game, please visit the Tickets page. If you would like to become a Sponsor for the event, please email Marc Bochicchio today.
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Great Balls of Fire Inc., which is a 501-C(3) non-profit organization, was founded by Officer Danny Graham in late 2006. The mission of Great Balls of Fire is to assist sworn public safety personnel with financial need due to injury or illness. Inspiration for the creation of the organization came after a friend, Officer John Pou, was paralyzed from the chest down in a tragic accident in June 2005. As medical expenses mounted, the financial drain on the Pou family became burdensome and officers sought a way to assist the family financially. The Great Balls of Fire Charitable Foundation was born.
In 2017 Great Balls of Fire Inc. became the primary Foundation for the Annual Charlotte Heroes Hockey Game. The Foundation now supports sworn public safety members and their families in both North and South Carolina. In addition to helping public safety members and families the Foundation supports other accredited 501-C(3) Foundations that assist public safety and military families in need.
Through the help of various organizations and countless volunteers, we have been able to assist a number of public safety families in their time of need without them asking for help. Click here to see a list of some of the organizations and foundations the game supports. On behalf of Charlotte Heroes Hockey, we thank you for your interest and support of our worthy cause.