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Community: A Winter Wonderland at Casino Night

Friday, 03.2.2012 / 9:35 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Mary Catherine Benson
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Community: A Winter Wonderland at Casino Night


On Sunday, Feb. 26, Carolina Hurricanes players, coaches, broadcasters, front office executives and 600 Kids ‘N Community Foundation supports gathered on the arena floor for the 7th Annual Casino Night and Wine Tasting presented by Convergence Technologies.

Mary Catherine Benson
As digital snow fell from the ribbon board, Hurricanes players were transformed into ice sculptures directly overhead. Each guest stepped into our Winter Wonderland. I want to extend our gratitude to each guest that attended Casino Night. Because of you, the Kids ‘N Community Foundation raised $244,000; your support will directly impact local youth organizations through cash grants distributed at the end of March.

This year, thanks to Cape Fear Formal Wear, the Hurricanes players, coaches and broadcasters were outfitted in tuxedos with white dinner jackets. Not only did they look handsome, but guests could easily spot them as they mingled with the crowd and served as dealers at the card tables.

Highlights of the evening included:
    PHOTO GALLERY
  • Two Canadian trips with the team next season
  • An afternoon of bowling at Sparians with Justin Faulk, Jamie McBain and Jeff Skinner
  • A super-charged “Cane for Day” package to experience every facet of game day
  • Dinner with the “Captains and the Keeper” at Nina’s (and Nina got on stage!)
  • The entire team on stage for a unique photo opportunity
  • Baskets that included Hurricanes players’ favorite things (For instance, Jay Harrison's basket featured a waffle maker.)
  • Rare Hurricanes memorabilia
  • A make-your-own s’mores bar (It was unbelievable.)
  • Enter-to-win trivia contest presented by Custom Home Exteriors
  • A special mystery puck fundraiser presented by TriSure
  • Players’ Lounge area sponsored by Convergence Technologies

Guests enjoyed wine tasting from Total Wine and More, The Wine Merchant, Mutual Distributing, Tryon Distributing and Empire Distributors and an incredible beer selection from Natty Greene’s and RA Jeffreys.  As if that was not enough, we included a signature drink, “Frost Bite.”

DJ Mike Morse from G105 provided entertainment for the entire evening, and Shutterbooth made sure that guests went home with a photo strip to commemorate the evening. Who doesn’t love a photo booth?

A special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Convergence Technologies; we were lucky to partner with them again.

Make plans to join us again next year! (We are already starting to plan!)

To learn more about the Foundation visit our microsite.



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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
5 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
6 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 55 25 24 6 154 169 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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