MAURICE TO DEBUT 'HEART OF THE HURRICANES' PIN
Game-worn pins will be auctioned off to benefit Autism Society of North Carolina
|The "Heart of the Hurricanes" game-worn pins will be auctioned off at each home game beginning Oct. 28.|
RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 11, 2003) - Emma Bennett, Community Relations Manager for the Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that head coach Paul Maurice will begin to wear a new lapel pin starting tonight, symbolizing the Carolina Hurricanes Kids 'N Community Foundation.
The "Heart of the Hurricanes" game-worn pins will be auctioned off as part of an autographed commemorative collector's package at the Kids 'N Community booth at each home game beginning Oct. 28. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina - the Maurice's personally selected charity.
The Kids 'N Community Foundation provides much needed funding to children's charities and education programs throughout North Carolina. With ongoing support from players, annual special events and the corporate community, the Foundation has funded scholarship programs, youth hockey, educational and literacy efforts, children's health programs, the arts and other children's related initiatives. Annually, the Foundation provides cash and in-kind contributions totaling nearly $1 million to charitable and educational programs in North Carolina. The players, their families and the team's staff are actively involved in community activities. The Hurricanes take great pride in the ability to have a positive impact in our state.
The Kids 'n Community Foundation was established by the Carolina Hurricanes to meet educational, social and cultural needs by offering unique resources and financial support to those organizations that support educational initiatives and children's programs throughout the state of North Carolina. With ongoing support from the players, annual special events and the corporate community, the Foundation has funded scholarship programs, youth hockey, educational and literacy efforts, children's health programs, the arts and other children's related initiatives.
For additional information about the foundation contact Emma Bennett at 919-861-2300.