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Canes to Host 11th Military Appreciation Game

Team will wear special-edition, camouflage jerseys during warm-ups

Friday, 03.14.2014 / 4:45 PM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Canes to Host 11th Military Appreciation Game
The team will wear special-edition, camouflage jerseys during warm-ups.
RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes will host their annual Military Appreciation game presented by Kangaroo Express on Sunday, March 16, at 3 p.m. when they face the Edmonton Oilers at PNC Arena. This marks the 11th season the Hurricanes have hosted a Military Appreciation game as an opportunity to thank servicemen and women for their contributions, as well as raise awareness about the branches of the military.

For the second consecutive year, the Hurricanes will wear special jerseys honoring the military during pre-game warm-ups, which begin at 2:30 p.m. Nathan Gerbe’s and Manny Malhotra’s camouflage sweaters will be auctioned off during Sunday’s game at the Kids ‘N Community Foundation kiosk located outside of Section 129. The auction will end during the second intermission, and the winner of each jersey will receive a meet-and-greet with the respective player following the game. Proceeds from the sweaters will be split between the Kids 'N Community Foundation and the USO of North Carolina. The remainder of the camouflage jerseys will be auctioned off online beginning March 31. A complete online auction schedule can be found at http://www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/foundation.

Starting at 1 p.m., there will be a special display of military equipment on the PNC Arena South Plaza, including vehicles from branches of the military. After doors open, branches of the military will have tables set up on the main concourse for fans to learn more about each branch of the military and interact with military representatives.

In addition, the team will be hosting a Military Appreciation Drive. Fans can donate new, unopened packages of washcloths or shaving razors at all entrances prior to the game. Individuals that donate items will be entered to win prizes. All donations benefit the USO of North Carolina at Fort Bragg for soldiers leaving for deployment or returning home after deployment.

Prior to the game, the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry’s color guard will represent the 82nd Airborne Division and Fort Bragg in presenting the colors, and the 82nd Airborne Division’s All-American Chorus will perform the U.S. national anthem. The All-American Chorus also will perform during each intermission. The evening also will include a ceremonial puck drop, a U.S. Army swearing-in ceremony before the game, and various active, reserve and retired members of the military will be recognized and honored.

Along with Kangaroo Express, the following companies sponsored tickets provided to members of the military and their families for Sunday’s game: Cree; Lenovo; CARQUEST Auto Parts; K2 Solutions, Inc.; Pepsi; Cisco; Piedmont Natural Gas; SciQuest; Wingate by Wyndham; RTI Interational; The Hamm Family; North American Spirits and Wine Brokerage; Stephen Stack.

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J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
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