RALEIGH, NC—Doug Warf, Director of Community Relations and Executive Director of the Carolina Hurricanes’ Kids ‘N Community Foundation, today announced that Carolina Hurricanes players Niclas Wallin, Dennis Seidenberg and Ryan Bayda, along with television analyst Tripp Tracy, will shave their heads in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
Seidenberg, Wallin and Tracy will shed their locks at the Hibernian Pub and Restaurant on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. Cary teenager Connor Johnson, who recently completed two years of cancer treatment at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital, will be the honorary barber at the Hibernian event. Bayda will have his head shaved with players from the Raleigh Youth Hockey Association at the Factory Ice House in Wake Forest on Sunday, March 1, at 2 p.m.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation raises awareness and funds to cure children’s cancer by supporting cancer research and fellowships. Fans interested in supporting Wallin, Seidenberg, Bayda and Tracy in raising awareness and funds for St. Baldrick’s can visit www.stbaldricks.org to make a donation under the players’ or Tracy’s names, and to learn more about the foundation.
The Raleigh Youth Hockey Association is a non-profit hockey organization that offers instructional hockey programs to boys and girls from preschool age through high school. The coaches, managers and directors are dedicated parent volunteers who aim to develop hockey players and ensure that kids have fun playing. The association has served the Triangle for over 20 years.
The Hurricanes today travel to Long Island, where they will take on the New York Islanders Thursday evening (7 p.m., FS Carolinas, Hurricanes Radio Network). Carolina returns home following Thursday’s game, and will host the Tampa Bay Lightning at the RBC Center on Friday night (7 p.m., FS Carolinas, Hurricanes Radio Network). Single-game tickets for all remaining Hurricanes regular-season games are available at the Time Warner Cable Box Office at the RBC Center, CarolinaHurricanes.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster outlets. For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, call 1-866-NHL-CANES or visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.