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Canes 5k Set for Sunday at PNC Arena

by Ken Preston / Carolina Hurricanes
RALEIGH, NC – 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. Online registration for the race is closed, but runners can still register on site at PNC Arena today from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., or before the race on Sunday beginning at 7:30 a.m. Runners already registered can pick up their packets at the PNC Arena Box Office lobby today from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., or Sunday before the race. All proceeds from the Canes 5k will benefit the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.

The Canes 5k will include a 5k race around PNC Arena and surrounding areas, 100- and 200-yard kids’ dashes, multiple inflatables, and appearances by Hurricanes mascot Stormy and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad. Carolina Hurricanes players as well as the team’s staff are scheduled to participate. A pancake breakfast for all participants will follow the 5k race.

For information about the Canes 5k presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and assisted by Raleigh Orthopaedic, please visit http://www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/Canes5k.

All proceeds from the Canes 5k will benefit the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation, which provides much needed funding to children’s charities and education programs throughout North Carolina. The Kids ‘N Community Foundation has funded scholarship programs, youth hockey, educational and literacy efforts, children’s health programs, the arts and other children’s related initiatives. During the 2013-14 season, the Kids ‘N Community Foundation donated $582,000 in grant monies to 32 North Carolina children’s non-profit organizations. Every member of the Hurricanes organization is actively involved in community activities and the Hurricanes take great pride in the ability to have a positive impact in our state.

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