Macon Mayhem asking fans to throw underwear on ice Saturday

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The first-place Macon Mayhem are back in town this weekend, and they’re doing something unique during their game Saturday night against Huntsville.

It’s the team’s second annual “Whitey Tighty Toss Night.”

They’re asking you to bring packaged underwear, socks, hats, gloves, t-shirts or anything else that can help people stay warm, and throw it on the ice after the team’s first goal.

“It’s a different concept,” General Manager Blair Floyd said. “But it’s fun, and it engages the fans, so we encourage everybody to bring as much as they can to toss it out because it goes to a great cause, and it really helps out people in need.”

The team will donate the items to Daybreak in Macon.

Saturday’s game starts at 6:30.

The team will host Pensacola Friday night at 7:30 for “NASCAR Night.” Atlanta Motor Speedway, which hosts the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series March 20-21, will offer giveaways as part of the promotion.

The Mayhem’s 8-game winning streak has provided a comfortable cushion in the Southern Professional Hockey League standings. They lead the league with 28 points. Huntsville, Pensacola and Knoxville have 21 points each. Birmingham is last with 18.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He's from Alabama, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!