THUNDERBIRDS SIGNING SOLARTE TO CELEBRITY CONTRACT
Winston-Salem, NC – The Carolina Thunderbirds are proud to announce the celebrity contract signing of Mike Solarte effective for Saturday’s game against the Mentor Ice Breakers.
Solarte is the Sports Director for Charter Communications/Spectrum News and is the host of the Chevrolet Sports Night seen all throughout North Carolina. Solarte has held his current position of Sports Director for 17 years. He is a native of the Chicagoland area and not only grew up playing ice hockey but continues to play when he’s not working in the sportscasting business.
“I appreciate the Thunderbirds giving me the opportunity to live out a dream and that is to play in a professional hockey game” Solarte said.
Solarte’s celebrity appearance won’t just be for the notoriety though. A special authentic replica jersey featuring Solarte’s name and number will be auctioned off during the game with proceeds benefiting the National MS Society, Greater Carolinas Chapter. Solarte’s wife, Tracie, is afflicted with the disease.
“On the fun side of things we look forward to Mike using his size and “speed” to our advantage” Thunderbirds President/GM Scott Brand said. “But on a serious note, we’re hoping to raise a lot of money for MS and provide more awareness for the cause and for our hockey club by Mike playing in this game.”
Fans can find the jersey on the day of the game on the LiveSource app and can bid from anywhere using their mobile device. the LiveSource app is free on all android and iOS devices.
Mike Solarte can be seen locally on newscasts on Spectrum News and WXLV ABC 45 in the Triad.