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'CANES WIVES HOST TOYS FOR TOTS COLLECTION

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes
Players' significant others help with toy drive


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Dec. 16, 2005

RALEIGH, NC -- The wives and girlfriends of the Carolina Hurricanes will host their first annual Toys for Tots collection on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the RBC Center when the Hurricanes host the New Jersey Devils at 7 p.m. The wives' toy collection is being held in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps' national Toys for Tots drive.

Fans attending Saturday's game are encouraged to bring new, unopened toys to the RBC Center. Hurricanes wives and representatives from the USMC Reserves, based in Raleigh, will be on hand at each gate to collect the toys. Fans donating toys will be eligible to win four lower-level tickets to an upcoming Hurricanes home game, a team-signed replica stick and a meet-and-greet with Hurricanes defenseman Aaron Ward. For more information regarding the Hurricanes wives' Toys for Tots collection, please contact Michael King in the Hurricanes Community Relations Department at 919-861-5474.

The Carolina Hurricanes continue a five-game home stand on Saturday against New Jersey (7 p.m., Hurricanes Radio Network) and round off the home stand with games next week against Tampa Bay on Tuesday (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network) and Florida on Friday (7 p.m., Hurricanes Radio Network). Individual game tickets for all Hurricanes games at the RBC Center in November, December and January can be purchased at the RBC Center box office, all TicketMaster outlets, by calling 919-834-4000 or via CarolinaHurricanes.com. For information on Hurricanes season-ticket packages and mini-season ticket plans, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES.

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