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Community: A "Suite" Experience

Monday, 11.10.2008 / 3:14 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
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Community: A \"Suite\" Experience

The 11th Annual Kids ‘N Community Foundation Golf Tournament Low Gross winners were able to reap the rewards of their golf skills during Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Thrashers. Emil Cekada, David Reitzel, Tom Hardman, and Kevin Harris enjoyed the game with family and friends in a 16 person, all-inclusive luxury suite.

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The foursome earned the winners’ package by partnering with Joe Corvo and shooting a low gross score of 59. The Kids ‘N Community Foundation Golf Tournament (which took place back in September) came on the heels of the 2008 PGA SAS Championship; therefore, the fivesome won the tournament on the Championship Course at Prestonwood Country Club. It’s not everyday that you get to play the same course as 2008 SAS Championship winner Eduardo Romero or American pro golfers Tom Kite and Jim Thorpe. The Kids ‘N Community Foundation Golf Tournament gave all of the tournament participants the opportunity to literally walk in the footsteps of PGA golfers.

As part of the golf tournament winners’ package, the group was awarded merchandise bags with Carolina Hurricanes memorabilia and a meet and greet with players after the game. The entire group was a little worried about meeting the players after the loss against Atlanta, but the players demonstrated their class-act demeanor off the ice.

The winning foursome hung back and allowed their kids to share the spotlight with the players. Brandon Sutter, Joni Pitkanen, Frank Kaberle, Cam Ward, Eric Staal, Josef Melichar, and Joe Corvo all met with the group, signed shirts and hats, and took pictures. It was a serendipitous opportunity when Joni Pitkanen and Eric Staal came to visit because David Reitzel had purchased Pitkanen and Staal Alternate T-Shirt Jerseys for his two sons. The boys pulled the shirts out, and the entire group erupted in laughter. Even Eric and Joni were surprised at the boys’ perfect timing.

Next Sunday, the Kids ‘N Community Foundation Golf Tournament Low Net winners (Jody Hatley, Jeff Hatley, Jim Dorsett, and Scott Beyrer) will be able to relate to this suite experience during the Tampa Bay game. The foursome teamed up with Ray Whitney to shoot a low net score of 45.

Keep an eye out for information regarding next year’s golf tournament so your foursome can make a run at winning this suite experience.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 49 36 9 4 161 110 76
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
4 NYR 51 28 18 5 146 132 61
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 NYI 49 26 17 6 134 121 58
7 DET 51 25 18 8 125 130 58
8 NJD 52 26 20 6 117 118 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 49 23 18 8 117 128 54
12 MTL 52 24 24 4 137 141 52
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 53 15 19 -13 34
V. Rask 51 12 19 1 31
K. Versteeg 52 10 21 1 31
J. Skinner 53 18 12 -3 30
J. Staal 53 12 18 7 30
E. Staal 53 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 53 8 16 -8 24
A. Nestrasil 46 7 12 -1 19
J. Nordstrom 42 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 53 3 11 -12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 5 .905 2.43
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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