RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that as part of the Carolina Hurricanes' Readvolution program, the Hurricanes will host the "Cool School Field Trip" at PNC Arena on Monday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m.
Approximately 9,000 elementary students from 11 area schools will attend Carolina's practice, participate in fun and educational activities throughout the morning and attend a Q and A session with Hurricanes captain Justin Williams at the conclusion of the practice. In addition, the First Lady of North Carolina Kristin Cooper is scheduled to be in attendance. The Cool School Field Trip is closed to the public.
Readvolution, presented by United Way of the Greater Triangle, is a partnership between the Carolina Hurricanes and three local public school systems (Wake County, Durham County and Chatham County). Readvolution challenged 138 elementary schools in three counties to read 2,020 books from Sept. 24 through Nov. 16, asking individual students to perform 20 minutes of reading outside the classroom each day during the eight-week period for a total of 800 minutes. Schools that collectively read 2,020 books during those eight weeks were entered to participate in the Cool School Field Trip. A total of 268,934 books were read by elementary students during the Readvolution period. The Hurricanes would like to thank the corporate partners that have supported the Readvolution program and the Cool School Field Trip: Cengage, Medical Mutual, Pepsi Bottling Ventures and RTI International.