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 & Wine Tasting presented by PNC
- Hurricanes Alumni Fantasy Game
- We Love the Hurricanes Luncheon
- Mystery Puck Fundraiser
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 2013-14 silent auctions generated $93,913 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 second 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. 14 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.
New for 2014, 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.
The inaugural event raised around $28,000 for the Kids 'N Community Foundation. Click here for a photo gallery from the event.
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 2013-14 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 2014 campaign ran from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28. 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 2014.
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 16th Annual Kids 'N Community Golf Tournament will take place on Sept. 22, 2014 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 2013 golf tournament raised over $90,000 for the Foundation.
For sponsorship and registration information, please click here.
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Skate with the Canes
The 2013-14 Skate with the Canes was held on Dec. 18 at PNC Arena. During the annual event, attendees and players rotate through an autograph session, a locker room tour/photograph session and a skating session with Hurricanes players. This is a great family event to experience skating with Hurricanes players on PNC Arena ice. The fun-filled, sold out event raised just shy of $40,000.
Tickets for Skate with the Canes are $75 each and include food, beverages, ice skate rentals and a premium gift, courtesy of the Carolina Hurricanes. There are 600 tickets available for the event, and all proceeds from the event benefit the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation.
Click here to watch a recap from the 2013-14 event.
Casino Night & Wine Tasting presented by PNC
The 9th Annual Casino Night and Wine Tasting presented by PNC, took place Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at PNC Arena. The sold-out event brought Hurricanes players, coaches, broadcasters, front office executives and fans together for an evening of fun and excitement.
The guests got to enjoy playing casino games with players, a live DJ and great food. The night included a silent auction with over 100 items, highlighted by the popular “player baskets,” assembled by each player with their “favorite things.” In addition, there was a live auction and a photo booth that brought even more excitement to the night. The night continued as Hurricanes players acted as dealers for casino games such as poker, blackjack, roulette and craps. To go along with the theme, red and black masks were available throughout the night but many people got creative and wore their own homemade Canes masks.
This year’s event broke the fundraising record for Casino Night, generating over $280,000 for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation. This enabled the Foundation to donate $582,000 to 32 North Carolina children’s non-profit organizations.
For more from this year's event, here is a video recap and a photo gallery.
Hurricanes Alumni Fantasy Game
The Carolina Hurricanes hosted the third annual Alumni Fantasy Game on April 6, 2014 at PNC Arena. The event raised $61,000 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 Ron Francis, Rod Brind'Amour, Glen Wesley, Bret Hedican, Bates Battaglia, Jesse Boulerice, Aaron Ward, Shane Willis, Robert Kron, Steve Rice and Tripp Tracy.
To participate in the 2014 game on Saturday, April 6, click here.
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.
Mystery Puck Fundraiser
Each season, the Carolina Hurricanes host mystery fundraisers to benefit the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.
Each mystery item is autographed by a Carolina Hurricanes player, but fans don't find out who signed their item until after purchase. In the 2013-14 season, mystery items included a mystery puck, bear and t-shirt. The mystery pucks sold for $30 and raised a total of $20,000, the bears sold for $50 and raised a total of $15,000 and the t-shirts sold for $40 and raised a total of $8,000. Combined, the mystery items raised over $53,000 for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation's fundraising efforts during the 2013-14 seasons.