The Charlotte Checkers called in an NFL superstar to help out with their Football Night on Thursday.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton designed the jerseys that the American Hockey League affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes wore as part of the promotion.
The jersey featured the logo for Newton's foundation on the front with the phrases, "Every 1 learns; Every 1 plays; Every 1 gives; Every 1 matters" in jersey's background. Newton attended his first Checkers game, against the Hershey Bears, clad in a personalized version of the jersey.
Newton's foundation received $15,725 from a postgame auction of the game-worn jerseys.
Apparently realizing the theme of the night, the Checkers scored a touchdown but missed the extra point, in their 6-0 win against Hershey.