Tracking the Storm

Golf and Hat Trick Hats

The 13th Annual Kids ‘N Community Foundation Golf Tournament

Friday, 08.13.2010 / 7:55 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Katharine Kelley
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Golf and Hat Trick Hats
Golf Tournament
The 13th Annual Kids ‘N Community Foundation golf tournament is nearly six weeks away, and we are in full gear preparing for everyone to take the course. Before your Carolina Hurricanes (and many of you) fly off to Finland, the players, coaches, front office staff and broadcasters will play a round of golf all fore children and their families in our community.

Tournament registration officially opened up at the beginning of August, and I’m pleased to announce that Volvo Rents Construction Equipment|ASC Construction Equipment are back on board as the title sponsor this year, and BlueCross BlueShield of NC, Gorbec Pharmaceutical Services, McDonald’s, Pozen, Inc., and SAS are showing their support of the Kids ‘N Community Foundation through secondary sponsorships. In addition to our wonderful sponsors, participants are already registering and foursomes are filling up, so be sure to inquire soon to reserve your spot!

Each registered golfer receives two tickets to the Carolina Hurricanes preseason game on September 24th. Afterward, he/she and a guest are invited to the VIP Pairings Party with Hurricanes players, coaches, front office staff and broadcasters in the Arena Club, which will feature open food/bar as well as silent and live auctions. This year’s tournament gift bags ($250 value) will once again be highlighted by Peter Millar apparel (the same company that will be outfitting this year’s Ryder Cup team).

We hope to exceed last year’s golf tournament fundraising efforts, which generated $86,000 for the Kids ‘N Community. Don’t miss the opportunity to not only enjoy a round of golf with your favorite ‘Canes, but also to provide much needed funding for non-profit children’s organization in our community. Last year’s tournament funds supported the efforts of organizations like Interact, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Children’s Flight of Hope, Johnston County Arts Council, Neighbor to Neighbor, Durham Housing Authority, Autism Society of NC, New Voices Foundation, NC Symphony and Rocking Horse Ranch (I could keep going) whose funded programs better the health, education or underserved population needs of children in our community.

We hope to see you on the course!

Staal’s Hat Trick Hats
No one would have thought that Eric Staal’s hat trick during the April 8, 2009 game would impact the community, but it did.  During the April 8th game of the 2009-2010 season, the first 14,000 fans received a Carolina Hurricanes hat courtesy of Chevrolet.  When Eric Staal scored a hat trick, over 500 brand new hats were thrown on the ice in celebration.  Staal was able to choose the end recipient of the hats, and he chose to donate the hats to children at our local hospitals.


This past Wednesday, Stormy and members of the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad distributed 350 hats to child outpatient clinics and deserving hospital staff at UNC Children’s Hospital and Duke Children’s Hospital. Inpatients received bobbleheads and posters. At UNC, we were able to really interact with the patients in the play atrium where Stormy dominated on the Rock Band drums (see above). The community relations staff, along with Stormy and a member of the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad, will wrap up the hat giving on Monday when they visit the children’s wing at Rex Hospital. A feature story and video will be coming out next week, but I wanted to give you all a taste of the joy that so many hats brought to children at local hospitals who were in need of a distraction and a smile.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72