Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal and his wife, Tanya, created Eric’s Entourage to give non-profit children’s organizations the opportunity to experience a hockey game in a 12-person, all-inclusive luxury suite. Eric personally purchases the suite for each Carolina Hurricanes home game for deserving organizations to enjoy. The organization with the privilege of using the suite assumes the role of Eric’s Entourage for the night. Each person receives an Eric’s Entourage T-shirt.
To be eligible for Eric’s Entourage, an organization must:
- Be a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service
- Ensure that 100% of the complementary tickets are used by those receiving services, their guardians, or those responsible for carrying out the services
- Be able to provide their own transportation to and from PNC Arena
- Serve children’s needs in the areas of health, education or underserved population development
The 12-person, all-inclusive suite includes the following:
If your organization wishes to be Eric’s Entourage for a night, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your request, please include a detailed description of your children’s non-profit organization pinpointing how you adhere to the qualification standards. Generally, we only allow an organization to be Eric’s Entourage once during the season.
- 12 tickets to the game/12 seats in the suite
- Food and Beverage
- A private bathroom in the suite
- Three (3) VIP Parking Passes