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Eric Staal to Skate with Capital City Crew Tuesday

Southeast's first HIFE team will practice at the RBC Center for the first time

Thursday, 10.22.2009 / 2:18 PM / News
By Terrell Williams
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Eric Staal to Skate with Capital City Crew Tuesday

RALEIGH, NC—Doug Warf, Director of Community Relations for the Carolina Hurricanes and Executive Director of the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, today announced that Foundation will be hosting the Capital City Crew at the RBC Center on Tuesday, Oct. 27, for a special practice with Hurricanes all-star center Eric Staal. The Capital City Crew is a team formed earlier this year, consisting of 32 underprivileged kids from Boys and Girls Club locations in Wake County. Tuesday will mark the team’s first-ever opportunity to skate on the RBC Center’s ice.

Media are welcome to attend Tuesday’s events, beginning with a news conference at 5:30 featuring Staal, who personally donated 20 full sets of equipment for the Crew. Warf, Crew Program Director John Scott and Hugh McLean, Director of the Wake Forest Boys and Girls Club, will join Staal at the news conference, which will outline the background of the Capital City Crew program. Following the news conference, Staal will join the Crew’s practice on the ice at the RBC Center, participating in drills and helping to coach a full-team scrimmage. Members of the Crew will be available to media following the practice.

Formed through a partnership among the Carolina Hurricanes, Raleigh Youth Hockey Association (RYHA), the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County and the National Hockey League, the Capital City Crew program consists of eight on-ice practices and six off-ice floor hockey and life skills sessions. The Crew is the first NHL “Hockey is for Everyone” (HIFE) team in the South, as similar programs have been established in Boston, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis and Newark. Along with Staal’s generous donation through his relationship with Nike/Bauer, the National Hockey League Players Association also committed a $10,000 grant to the Capital City Crew through its Goals and Dreams Foundation.

The Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation provides much needed funding to children’s charities and education programs throughout North Carolina. 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 of more than $1 million to charitable and educational programs in North Carolina. Every member of the Hurricanes organization is actively involved in community activities and the Hurricanes take great pride in the ability to have a positive impact in our state.

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