Salute to Heroes Hockey Game at Bojangles' Coliseum March 17, 2019

14th Annual Salute to Heroes Hockey Game coming to Bojangles Coliseum

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 13, 2019) – Bojangles' Coliseum will host the the 14th Annual Salute to Heroes Hockey game on Sunday, March 17 at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at, at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Bojangles' Coliseum Box Office located at 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Parking for the event is free. Tickets are $10. A direct link to purchase tickets can be found here.

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. The teams play to honor those who serve, have served and those that 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.This year’s presenting sponsors are Harris Teeter, I Heart Media, Diamond Springs Water and the Charlotte Checkers.

Before the puck is dropped, the public is invited to see a remarkable public safety display from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Bojangles Coliseum parking lot. Look for fire trucks, ambulances and a collection of our finest law enforcement vehicles that respond to the calls for service.

Over the past 13 years, the Heroes Hockey game has raised more than $380,000 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. “Our officers look forward to this game every year and we hope the community does too,” said CMPD Chief Kerr Putney. “It’s a friendly rivalry, a great cause and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.”

About Bojangles’ Coliseum
Bojangles’ Coliseum first opened in 1955 as the largest unsupported steel dome coliseum in the nation. Since then, the multipurpose venue has hosted a wide array of concerts, sporting events, family shows and other diverse entertainment events. The celebrated facility has been known by many names: Charlotte Coliseum, Independence Arena, Cricket Arena and currently Bojangles’ Coliseum. For more information, visit