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Community: Breaking Fundraiser Records

Wednesday, 04.3.2013 / 11:30 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Kristina Boyce
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Community: Breaking Fundraiser Records


On Friday, March 22, Carolina Hurricanes players, coaches, broadcasters, front office executives and over 600 Kids ‘N Community Foundation supporters gathered on the arena floor for the 8th Annual Casino Night and Wine Tasting presented by PNC.

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Guests entered the arena and walked the red carpet to enter an “Around the World” experience. Members of the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad were dressed as flight attendants, each guest received a “passport” at registration and the player’s home countries were represented throughout the evening.

The night was filled with competitive casino games with the players, music provided by DJ Mike Morse, delicious food from various countries, a silent auction filled with over 100 items, a photo booth and an exciting live auction! It was truly a night to remember as members of our community gathered to have a good time while raising money for an incredible cause.

This year’s event broke our fundraising record. With the help of each person that attended, we were able to raise over $276,000 for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation. This month, we are able to donate $150,000 in Game Changer Grants to 15 different non-profit children’s organizations in North Carolina because of the funds raised at Casino Night.

Highlights of the evening included:

  • Two Segway tour trips in Downtown Raleigh with Cam Ward, Jay Harrison and Kevin Westgarth that raised $21,000
  • A behind-the-scenes experience called “A Day in the Life of a Carolina Hurricanes Coach” that raised $51,000
  • The featured Hurricanes player baskets raised $41,633
  • The cheers from the casino tables when the players were dealing throughout the night
  • Shutterbooth brought their photo booth to ensure every guest went home with a keepsake!
  • Baskets that included Hurricanes players’ favorite things. For instance, Tim Gleason’s basket included dinner with his family!
  • Rare Hurricanes memorabilia
  • Food representing Italy, Finland, Czech Republic, USA, Russia, Canada, England, Ireland, France and more!
  • A special mystery puck fundraiser presented by TriSure
  • Players’ Lounge area sponsored by Convergence Technologies

Guests enjoyed a wine tasting provided by Empire Distributors and Total Wine and More-Brier Creek and an incredible beer selection from Natty Greene’s, RA Jeffreys, Long Beverage and Mims Distributing. Our catering department also came up with a fun signature drink called the “Jet Setter.”

A special thanks to our secondary sponsor, Convergence Technologies, for supporting the event for the third year in a row!

The success of the event would not have been possible without the support of PNC as our title sponsor. PNC is a wonderful partner and is definitely making a huge impact in the North Carolina community.

Thank you to each guest that attended, all of our event sponsors, every business that donated an item for our silent auction and all of the Carolina Hurricanes players, coaches and staff for making the 2013 Casino Night a night to remember!

For more information on the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, please visit our microsite.



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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 53 15 19 -13 34
V. Rask 51 12 19 1 31
K. Versteeg 52 10 21 1 31
J. Skinner 53 18 12 -3 30
J. Staal 53 12 18 7 30
E. Staal 53 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 53 8 16 -8 24
A. Nestrasil 46 7 12 -1 19
J. Nordstrom 42 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 53 3 11 -12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 5 .905 2.43
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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