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Community: Corvo Makes Bike Challenge Pledge

Thursday, 08.2.2012 / 11:22 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Gabby Pinto
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Community: Corvo Makes Bike Challenge Pledge
Back with the Carolina Hurricanes, defenseman Joe Corvo is now giving back to the community.

Gabby Pinto

Corvo has pledged to donate 50 cents for every mile biked at the 2012 Athletic Performance Center 24-Hour Bike Challenge benefiting the Kids ‘N Community Foundation. The event will start Friday, Aug. 24 at 5:00 p.m. and end Saturday, Aug. 25 at 5:00 p.m. Last year, the bike challenge raised $12,165 for the Foundation.

The Athletic Performance Center (APC) of Raleigh is the work-out spot for some of your Carolina Hurricanes during the offseason and preseason. The center once again hosting the bike challenge, in which teams made up of friends, families and coworkers will take shifts riding a stationary bike during the entire 24-hour event.

Corvo’s generous donation will certainly make each rider’s shift more special knowing that each mile biked will help provide assistance to the children of North Carolina that are in need.

"The Kids ‘N Community Foundation is a great cause, and I'm excited to contribute and looking forward to the cycling challenge," Corvo said.

Jaime Holt, Sports Orthopedic Physical Therapist at APC, said he was excited to see that Corvo is back home with the Hurricanes and even more excited that he has offered to support the 24-Hour Bike Challenge.

“Initially, Joe agreed to ride on a team but also wanted to do more for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation,” Holt said. “By Joe pledging 50 cents per mile, it gives all of the teams extra motivation to ride harder and faster during those wee hours of the night!"

If you are interested in starting a team and joining Corvo’s support for the Foundation, please visit their website for all of the bike challenge rules and details.

Participants who register and make the minimum ($50) donation to the Foundation will receive an APC dri-fit shirt and food throughout the 24 hours. There will be prizes given to the top mileage teams and fundraisers, as well as giveaways each hour. Special guests will make appearances throughout the event, and you will also be able to enjoy music, movies and sports to help get through the riding.

All proceeds of Corvo’s pledge and the event will directly serve North Carolina non-profit children’s charities that focus on the health and education of the underserved population through the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.

Thank you Joe for your commitment to the kids in our community!



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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 71 22 28 -12 50
J. Faulk 76 15 32 -19 47
E. Lindholm 75 16 21 -20 37
J. Skinner 71 18 13 -22 31
V. Rask 74 11 20 -13 31
N. Gerbe 72 9 17 -13 26
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. McClement 76 7 13 -5 20
A. Nestrasil 48 7 13 5 20
J. Staal 40 4 16 -6 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 22 5 .909 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60