RALEIGH, NC – Doug Warf, Vice President of Marketing for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes and Executive Director of the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, today announced that Hurricanes players Chris Terry and Zach Boychuk will appear at the Y Learning site in Durham to celebrate a successful partnership between the YMCA of the Triangle and the Kids ‘N Community Foundation. The event will take place on Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and is open to media.
The YMCA of the Triangle will receive $150,000 ($50,000 annually) from the Kids ‘N Community Foundation through a three-year GOAL grant awarded in 2012. The YMCA of the Triangle utilized the grant money to fund its Y Learning site in Durham. GOAL grants are distributed each fall to six non-profit children’s organizations that focus on the health or educational needs of underserved populations.
Thursday’s event will focus on the connection between STEM learning (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and NHL hockey, and will give participants the chance to try their hands at the statistical side of the game through puck shooting and goal-saving stations. Students will then calculate statistics based on their performances at each station. Terry and Boychuk will interact with the students at the stations and will participate in Q&A and autograph sessions.
The Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation provides much needed funding to children’s charities and education programs throughout North Carolina. The Foundation has funded scholarship programs, youth hockey, educational and literacy efforts, children’s health programs, the arts and other youth related initiatives. The Kids ‘N Community Foundation donated $582,000 to 32 non-profit children’s charities in North Carolina during the 2013-14 season.