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Canes Holiday Community Day Set for Wednesday

Players to visit area hospitals and go holiday shopping

by Canes PR @Canes / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League today announced the details of the team's annual holiday community day, which will take place on Wednesday, December 4th. Groups of players will visit three area hospitals to spread holiday cheer and go holiday shopping with students from Durham Nativity School.

Hurricanes players Joel Edmundson, Ryan Dzingel, James Reimer, Jake Gardiner and Erik Haula will be partnered with students from Durham Nativity School to buy presents for their families for the holidays. Students will be joined by the players at the Target at North Hills at 3:50 p.m. and will shop for holiday gifts from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Durham Nativity School is a 2015 Carolina Hurricanes Foundation GOAL Grant recipient, receiving $150,000 over three years to create a fifth grade for their school. In recent years, Durham Nativity School has been the recipient of the Hurricanes holiday shopping excursion. The Durham Nativity School aims to educate and empower each child to reach their full potential. Durham Nativity School is a middle school (now starting in fifth grade with the GOAL Grant) that commits 12 years of support to their students, including high school and college advising and educational support.

The remaining players will be divided into three groups to visit patients at REX Hospital, UNC Children's Hospital and WakeMed Hospital on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The players will hand out gifts and Hurricanes items to patients in addition to taking pictures and signing autographs.

Media interested in covering Wednesday's community day should contact Mike Brown at michaelb@carolinahurricanes.com. Please note that a flu shot is required for anyone who wishes to attend the visit at UNC Children's Hospital.

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