CHARLOTTE - There are just two days left to help the Charlotte Checkers help a sick SUPERFAN get medical treatment and relocate closer to his favorite team.
All month long, the Checkers have taken part in “Facebook Fandemonium 2,” an online fundraising initiative with the goal of raising $25,000 for Zach Bennett and his family.
Zach is a 10-year-old boy from Albany, N.Y. who suffers from neurofibromatosis (NF1). As former season ticket holders of the Albany River Rats, the Bennett family has established close relationships with many current Checkers players and is looking to relocate to the Queen City for better medical care.
For every new ‘like’ the Checkers get on their Facebook fan page, the team will donate $2 to the Bennetts, up to $25,000, as they continue to gather the resources needed to move to Charlotte.