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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.

Kristina Boyce

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 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60