The Carolina Panthers are a member of the NFC South Division in the National Football League. They joined the NFL in 1995 as an expansion team. In just their second season, the Panthers advanced to the NFC Championship Game, but fell to the Green Bay Packers.
This world-renowned production tells the story of a nutcracker who comes to life, taking its owner, Clara, on a fantastical journey through a magical world populated by the rose queen, sugar plum fairies and an army of evil rats. The enchanting tale is performed by companies large and small during the holiday season, as a beloved tradition. The spectacular dances and incomparable score by Tchaikovsky have cemented themselves in the hearts and imaginations of popular culture, enduring for decades as a classic.
The Charlotte Checkers is a minor league ice hockey team based out of Charlotte, North Carolina that competes in the American Hockey League's South Division of the Western Conference. Founded in 1990, the team wasoriginallycalled the Capital District Islanders from 1990 to 1993, then the Albany River Rats from 1993 to 2010. An affiliate of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, the Checkers has built a solid reputation for producing players who go on to havesuccessfulcareers in the majors.