RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes will host the seventh annual Alumni Game presented by Lenovo on Saturday, Jan. 13 at PNC Arena. This event provides fans a chance to skate alongside Hurricanes alumni and experience an NHL-like gameday at PNC Arena. All proceeds from the event benefit the Kids 'N Community Foundation. Confirmed Hurricanes alumni participants include Bryan Bickell, Rod Brind'Amour, Erik Cole, Tim Brent, Bates Battaglia, Jesse Boulerice, Shane Willis, Robert Kron and Steve Rice.
A limited number of roster spots are available for fans interested in participating in the Alumni Game presented by Lenovo. Players must be at least 18 years old and have hockey-playing experience. The entry fee for playing in the Alumni Game is $3,250 and includes participation in the game on the ice and the full gameday player experience. In addition, participants will receive an invitation to the Team Announcement Party on Thursday, Jan. 11, practice on the ice at PNC Arena on Friday, Jan. 12, a personalized Hurricanes jersey with special Alumni Game patch, two tickets for the Hurricanes' home game against the Washington Capitals on Jan. 12, a downloadable version of the Alumni Game, as called by Canes television play-by-play announcer John Forslund, and access for four people to a postgame cocktail reception following the Alumni Game. For more information on participating in the Alumni Game, visit www.Hurricanes.com/AlumniGame.
As "The Heart of the Carolina Hurricanes," the Kids 'N Community Foundation strives to meet the health and educational needs of underserved populations and strengthen youth hockey in our community through programming and financial assistance to local, youth-oriented organizations. Since the establishment of the non-profit Foundation in 1997, over $14 million in cash has been awarded to non-profit organizations that focus on enhancing the lives of youth in our community. With the ongoing support of our annual special events, Hurricanes players, staff and the corporate community, the Kids 'N Community Foundation is able to fund many causes including scholarship programs, youth hockey initiatives, education and literacy efforts, health programs and the arts.