The Kids ‘N Community Foundation has increased its impact in the community thanks to unique and interactive fundraising opportunities for our fans. The success of these events, as well as other fundraisers throughout the year, relies on support from fans and Hurricanes players, coaches, front office executives, broadcasters and staff who attend each major fundraiser. For information on any of the Carolina Hurricanes Kids 'N Community Foundation special events, please contact the Community Relations Department at (919) 861-2300 or send us an email.
- Canes 5k
- Carolina Ale House Points for Kids and Paper Hearts and Magnet Campaign
- Kids 'N Community Foundation Golf Tournament
- Skate with the Canes
- Casino Night presented by PNC
- Hurricanes Alumni Fantasy Game
- We Love the Hurricanes Luncheon
Silent Auctions are held at every home game throughout the season. Place the highest bid to take home autographed game-worn jerseys, game-used sticks, gloves, helmets, pucks, replica jerseys, pennants, framed photographs and more. Visit the Kids 'N Community Foundation kiosk adjacent to Section 129. The auction ends five minutes into the second intermission.
Out-of-town bids are accepted for game-night auctions if received within 24 hours of auction start. Send us an email to submit an out-of-town bid.
The 2014-15 silent auctions generated over $85,000 for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.
NHL Online Auctions are held regularly on the main NHL site. Jerseys, pucks, game-used equipment, replica sticks, commemorative night jerseys, photos and more are available throughout the year. All proceeds from the online auction benefit the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.
The third annual Canes 5K presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and assisted by Raleigh Orthopaedic will take place at PNC Arena on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 9 a.m.
The event includes a 5k race around PNC Arena and surrounding areas, 100- and 200-yard kids’ dashes, multiple inflatables and appearances by Stormy and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad. Members of the Carolina Hurricanes as well as the team’s staff and alumni are scheduled to participate. A pancake breakfast for all participants will follow the 5k race.
Back in 2015, participants can build and join their own running or walking teams and fundraise in support of the Kids 'N Community Foundation.
Click here to register or get more information.
Last year's event raised around $28,000 for the Kids 'N Community Foundation. Click here for a photo gallery.
Carolina Ale House
Points for Kids
Through Points for Kids, the Carolina Ale House joins the effort to raise money for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation by donating $100 for each point the Hurricanes obtain in the NHL standings. During the 2014-15 season, Carolina Ale House donated $10,000 to the Kids 'N Community Foundation. The Hurricanes are grateful for the generosity and support of the Ale House.
Paper Hearts and Magnet Campaign
The 2015 campaign ran during the month of February. Thirteen local Ale House locations participated, including the Concord, Wilmington, Greenville, Fayetteville and Jacksonville restaurants. Each location sold paper hearts for $1 and magnetic hearts for $3. The Ale House raised a total of $20,000 for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation during 2015.
To find a Carolina Ale House location near you, please visit this page.
We thank the Carolina Ale House for their continued support, as well as all of those who contributed to the Kids ‘N Community Foundation this year by purchasing a heart or magnet.
Kids 'N Community Golf Tournament
The 17th Annual Kids 'N Community Golf Tournament presented by BlueStaff / BlueLine Associates will take place on Sept. 14, 2015 at Prestonwood Country Club. Hurricanes players, coaches, alumni, broadcasters and management will join each participating foursome for 18 holes of golf on one of Prestonwood’s championship courses.
Each registered golfer receives a gift bag valued at $250, on-course food and beverage and a tax receipt for participation. Prior to the tournament, participants attend a Hurricanes preseason game and a pairings party with the team and where they meet the Hurricanes representatives they will play with at the tournament. Following the tournament, golfers enjoy a reception with prizes being awarded to the tournament’s top teams and individual-hole contest winners. The 2014 golf tournament raised over $45,000 for the Foundation.
For sponsorship and registration information, please click here.
If you would like more information on sponsorships or participation, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skate with the Canes
The 17th Annual Skate with the Canes event took place on Monday, November 24 at PNC Arena and raised over $24,000 for the Kids 'N Community Foundation. This special fundraiser allows fans and players to interact in an intimate environment by rotating in small groups through an autograph session with players, alumni and broadcast personalities, a locker room photo session and a skating session that incorporates various drills and photo opportunities.
Tickets for Skate with the Canes were $75 each and included food (featuring a s’mores bar), beverages, ice skate rentals and a premium gift, courtesy of the Carolina Hurricanes. There were 600 tickets available for the event, and all proceeds from the event benefit the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation.
To see more from the 17th annual event, click here for a video recap and click here for a photo gallery.
Casino Night presented by PNC
The 10th Annual Casino Night presented by PNC, the signature fundraiser for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, was held on Feb. 22, 2015.
This event allowed individuals to spend an evening of fun and excitement with Hurricanes players, coaches, broadcasters and front office executives. The 10th Annual Casino Night, themed as Blackbeard’s Ball, included non-cash prize casino games such as poker, blackjack, roulette and craps. Hurricanes players acted as dealers during the event, and the team’s coaches and front-office executives shared in the evening. The night also included a full-service food buffet and open bar and featured a silent and live auction.
The Blackbeard's Ball silent auction included over 150 items, highlighted by the popular “player baskets,” assembled by each player with their “favorite things.” The live auction included eight items, headlined by the “Trip with the Team.” The 2015 Casino Night and raised over a quarter of a million dollars for local, non-profit children’s organizations.
For more from last year's event, here is a video recap and a photo gallery.
Hurricanes Alumni Fantasy Game
The Carolina Hurricanes hosted the fourth annual Alumni Fantasy Game on March 22, 2015 at PNC Arena. The event raised $50,000 for the Kids 'N Community Foundation, as fans signed up to play alongside former Hurricanes players in an action-packed hockey game.
This year there were more than 20 paying participants who got to play alongside and against pervious Hurricanes players in front of 3,000 fans at PNC Arena. The $3,000 entry fee included participation in the game, practice on PNC Arena ice prior to the game, a personalized Hurricanes jersey with commemorative patch, two tickets to a Hurricanes home game, a DVD of the game called by John Forslund and access for four people to a VIP postgame cocktail reception. Particapants played with Rod Brind’Amour, Glen Wesley, Stu Grimson, Aaron Ward, Niclas Wallin, Sergei Samsonov, Shane Willis, Bates Battaglia, Steve Smith, Jesse Boulerice, Steve Rice and Robert Kron.
Click here to view a photo gallery from the 2015 event.
We Love the Hurricanes Luncheon
The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce / Greater Raleigh Sports Council hosts the We Love the Hurricanes Luncheon annually at PNC Arena to benefit the Kids ‘N Community Foundation. This event, which always a sell-out, provides participants with an inside look at the upcoming season and lunch with Hurricanes players, coaches, front office staff and broadcasters. Last year, the luncheon contributed $15,000 to the Kids 'N Community Foundation.
For table information, call the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce / Greater Raleigh Sports Council at (919) 664-7070.