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Staal Family Foundation Suite

Carolina Hurricanes alternate captain Jordan Staal and his wife, Heather, created the Staal Family Foundation suite to give children battling cancer and their families the opportunity to experience a hockey game in a 12-person, all-inclusive luxury suite. Jordan personally purchases the suite for each Hurricanes home game, and each child receives a Staal Family Foundation t-shirt.

Who Qualifies

To be eligible for the Staal Family Foundation, a family must:

  • Know a child who is currently battling cancer or has battled cancer
  • Ensure that the complimentary tickets are used by the child and his or her family and friends
  • Be able to provide their own transportation to and from PNC Arena

All-Inclusive Suite

The 12-person, all-inclusive suite includes the following:

  • 12 suite tickets to the game
  • Food and beverage
  • A private bathroom in the suite
  • Three (3) VIP parking passes

If your organization or family wishes to be in the Staal Family Foundation suite for a night, please send your request to In your request, please include a description pinpointing how you adhere to the qualification standards. Generally, we only allow a child and his or her family to be in the Staal Family Foundation suite once during the season.

True Defenders

Carolina Hurricanes American-born defensemen Justin Faulk and Noah Hanifin created the True Defenders program supported by Fonville Morisey, which provides a full game-night experience for military service groups and their guests.

Each group receives:

  • VIP Suite Experience
  • True Defenders long-sleeve shirt and hat personally designed by Hurricanes co-captain Justin Faulk
  • A meet-and-greet with Faulk and Hanifin

For more information about the True Defenders program, please contact Jamie Walton at