Charlotte Checkers Tip-a-Checker charity event at PIzza Peel

Checkers players will wait tables and serve as bartenders at the Pizza Peel’s Plaza Midwood location on Monday, Oct. 9, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. All tips earned by players will benefit the Checkers Charitable Foundation.

Reservations are strongly encouraged and available on a first-come, first-served basis in two seating blocks: one from 5:30-7 p.m. and a second from 8-9:30 p.m. Players will be available for pictures and autographs in between seating blocks. Those wishing to make a reservation may contact Pizza Peel by emailing [email protected] with their full name, a contact phone number, their party size and preferred dining time. The restaurant is located at 1600 Central Ave and parking info can be found here.

Aside from tipping the players, patrons can also make a charitable donation by ordering Pizza Peel's specialty pizza of the week. Ten percent of all specialty pizza sales will benefit the Checkers Charitable Foundation throughout the entire month of October.

The Checkers’ mascot, Chubby, and the CheckMates dance team will also be in attendance.

There will be a different group of players serving each seating block, but all players will be present for the autograph session from 7-8. The players scheduled to serve from 5:30-7 are Patrick Brown, Andrew Miller, Philip Samuelsson, Zack Stortini and Mike Ferrantino. The players scheduled to serve from 8-9:30 are Dennis Robertson, Tyler Ganly, Andrew Poturalski, Josh Wesley, Warren Foegele and Alex Nedeljkovic.