Charlotte Checkmates

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Part two of my Carolina road trip involved a return Time Warner Cable Arena for the Charlotte Checkers Pink the Rink night. (As you can see the Checkmates were decked out in pink.) It was part of an effort to raise money and awareness in the fight against Breast Cancer.

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First a stop by the Checkmates locker room.

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And just why does she had a golf club? We’ll find out later.

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On the concourse handing out game programs.

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Part of the “Pink in the Rink” activites included has 6 breast cancer survivors dance with the Checkmates during the 1st intermission.

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Rehearsing in the tunnel.

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Dance performance.

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But what about that golf club? It was all part of a Checkmates fashion show held during the second intermission.

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Next season the Checkers will move up from the ECHL to the AHL and start an affiliation with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Checkers will still be a part of the team, but new uniforms are in order as the teams colors will change to red and black.

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