RALEIGH, NC—Doug Warf, Director of Community Relations and Executive Director of the Carolina Hurricanes’ Kids ‘N Community Foundation, today announced that tickets are now on sale for the 2009 Carolina Hurricanes Casino Night and Wine Tasting. The annual event will take place March 15 at the RBC Center from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tickets are $200, with all proceeds going to benefit the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, which supports children’s charities and educational programs throughout North Carolina.
As always, the event will feature wine tasting stations and casino tables of games such as Poker, Blackjack, Roulette and Craps. The entire Hurricanes team, including players, coaches and front office executives, will act as dealers at the tables during the event. Last year’s event raised more than $200,000 for local children’s charities,
In addition to casino games and wine tasting, the event will include a silent auction and a live auction. The silent auction features nearly 100 items including the popular “player baskets” which are made by individual players and include their “favorite things.” Among other items in the live auction, fans can bid on a “Trip with the Team.” Tickets for Casino Night are available at the Time Warner Cable Box Office at the RBC Center, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling 919-861-5474 .
The Casino Night and Wine Tasting is the major fundraiser for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, which provides much needed funding to children’s charities and education programs throughout North Carolina. Last year, the Foundation set a record by donating $578,000 to 37 different children’s organizations. The Carolina Hurricanes and the Kids ‘N Community Foundation donated more than $7.5 million in cash and in-kind contributions in the past 10 years. Every member of the Hurricanes organization is actively involved in community activities. The Hurricanes take great pride in the ability to have a positive impact in our state.