2020 CHARLOTTE SALUTE TO HEROES HOCKEY GAME - PRESS RELEASE
15th Annual Salute to Heroes Hockey Game @ Bojangles' Coliseum
Benefiting: Great Balls of Fire Charitable Foundation
CHARLOTTE, NC - The 15th Annual Salute to Heroes Hockey game will take place on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Bojangles' Coliseum. Each year, the Charlotte Fire Department, Mecklenburg EMS Agency, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office take to the ice to benefit families in need of fallen or injured public safety members from their organizations. This year’s presenting sponsors are Harris Teeter, I Heart Media, Hawthorne's NY Pizza and Bar, Audi Charlotte and the Charlotte Checkers.
Before the puck is dropped, the public is welcomed to see, up close and in person, a remarkable public safety display from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in the Bojangles' Coliseum parking lot. Look for Fire Trucks, Ambulances and our collection of our finest Law Enforcement vehicles that respond to the calls for service.
The Heroes Game puck drops at 3 pm - CFD/MEDIC vs CMPD/MCSO. The CFD/MEDIC lead the series 8-6 with CFD/MEDIC winning last year 5-2. The teams play to honor those who serve, have served and those who have been lost in the line of duty. This public safety community event is a valuable opportunity for our next generation to interact with public safety members and garner a respect for their role in keeping Charlotte-Mecklenburg safe. Eventually they may have aspirations to be a member of public safety in the future.
Over the past 14 years, the Heroes Hockey game has raised more than $410,000 in donations and in kind gifts to support public safety families in need from public safety organizations in the area. Of note, along with funds raised a marrow match was identified from a previous “Be the Match” donor registry drive.
Salute to Heroes tickets are $10 when purchased from a participating Public Safety Organization. Tickets are otherwise $12 when purchased at the Bojangles' Coliseum Box Office and can be purchased online at charlotteheroeshockey.com. Parking for the event is FREE. For group tickets or to become a Sponsor, please contact Marc Bochicchio: 704-819-6725 | email@example.com.