Community: Capital City Crew and Paper Hearts
On Feb. 15, Canes rookie defenseman Justin Faulk and a group of Hurricanes staff members paid a visit to the Carolina Ale House in Cary. The visit served two very important purposes: the celebration of another successful season for the Capital City Crew youth hockey program and the promotion of the Hurricanes’ paper heart and magnet campaign that is currently taking place at Carolina Ale House locations throughout the state.
This year’s banquet was held to celebrate the growth and accomplishments of the thirty-seven young men and women who were a part of the Capital City Crew this past season. Also in attendance were the coaches, volunteers and family members that made the season and the program as a whole possible.
Each player had a chance to meet Justin, who made his way around the room taking pictures and signing autographs. The kids were clearly excited to have Justin there and were surprisingly not shy when it came to asking questions and sharing their thoughts on hockey and the Hurricanes. A group of players even went ahead and assured Justin that, in their opinion, he’s “better than Skinner.”
Following the trophy presentation, a handful of players took turns sharing their experiences with the Capital City Crew and discussing what the program has meant to them. Although the kids were slightly more reserved while sharing this info than they were when talking to Justin, it wasn’t hard for an outside observer to see how much they have enjoyed their time with the team and how eagerly they anticipate the start of the next season.
Overall, the banquet was a great way to honor the effort that each of the players put into this past season and recognize how far they’ve come both on and off the ice since their first practice back in October. It was a fun night for the kids, and a memorable experience for everyone involved.
For more information on the Capital City Crew, please click here to visit their website.
Community: Record-Setting Numbers for Paper Hearts and Magnets Campaign
Monday, 02.20.2012 / 3:00 p.m.
By Elizabeth Biggerstaff
The 5th Annual Carolina Ale House Paper Hearts and Magnets campaign kicked off on Monday, Feb. 6 with an astounding 1,000 paper hearts sold. Over this past weekend, the campaign hit a record-setting $17,000 worth of hearts and paper magnets sold.
Area Carolina Ale Houses sell paper hearts for a donation of $1 and Carolina Hurricanes magnets for a donation of $3 to the Kids ‘N Community Foundation. So, whether you are out to eat for the night or catching some of a game at the Carolina Ale House, please make sure to be part of our campaign by making a donation!
On Wednesday, Feb. 15, rookie defenseman Justin Faulk stepped in to the Carolina Ale House in Cary to sell paper hearts and visit with the community.
I hope to see continuous support from everyone as the campaign lasts for nearly 10 more days, through the end of February. Without all of the generous people in our community, the Kids ‘N Community Foundation would not exist.
For the latest on the Kids 'N Community Foundation, please visit their microsite. Also be sure to check out the Community video page for more content.