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 took place at PNC Arena on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. and raised nearly $25,000 for the Kids N’ Community Foundation. Click here to watch a recap of this year's event.
The event included a 5k race around PNC Arena and surrounding areas, 100- and 200-yard kids’ dashes, multiple inflatables and appearances by Stormy and the MyEyeDr. Storm Squad. Members of the Carolina Hurricanes as well as the team’s staff participated in this event which ended in a pancake breakfast for all the participants.
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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 took place on Sept. 14, 2015 at Prestonwood Country Club. Hurricanes players, coaches, alumni, broadcasters and management joined each participating foursome for 18 holes of golf on one of Prestonwood’s championship courses. Click here to watch a recap of this year's tournament.
Each registered golfer received a gift bag valued at $250, on-course food and beverage and a tax receipt for participation. Prior to the tournament, participants attended a Hurricanes preseason game and a pairings party with the team where they met the Hurricanes representatives they will play with at the tournament. Following the tournament, golfers enjoyed a reception with prizes being awarded to the tournament’s top teams and individual-hole contest winners. The 2015 golf tournament raised $40,000 for the Foundation.
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If you would like more information on sponsorships or participation, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skate with the Canes
The 18th Annual Skate with the Canes event will take place on Sunday, Jan. 10 at PNC Arena from 1:30–4:00 p.m. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. This event is one of the most interactive, all-access, behind-the-scenes, player-friendly events that the Carolina Hurricanes offer each year. It is a special Kids ‘N Community Foundation fundraising event that allows fans and players to interact in an intimate environment by rotating through autographs, locker room photos and skating sessions in small groups of 200.
The $75 ticket includes all the activities below, a special gift, poster and food and beverage.All proceeds from Skate with the Canes will benefit the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation, which provides much needed funding to children’s charities and education programs throughout North Carolina.
To see more from last year's annual event, click here for a video recap and click here for a photo gallery.
Casino Night presented by PNC
The 11th Annual Casino Night presented by PNC, the signature fundraiser for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, will be held on Sunday, March 6.
Spend the evening of fun and excitement with Hurricanes players, coaches, broadcasters and front office executives. This year’s Casino Night, themed as "I Love the 80s," will include non-cash prize casino games such as poker, blackjack, roulette and craps. Hurricanes players will act as dealers during the event, and the team’s coaches and front-office executives will share in the evening. The night includes a full-service food buffet and open bar and features a silent and live auction.
The silent auction includes nearly 100 items, highlighted by the popular “player baskets,” assembled by each player with their “favorite things.” The live auction will include as many as 10 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.