RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes Foundation today announced plans for its seventh annual Canes 5k race. By raising funds through events like the Canes 5k, the Foundation awarded $450,000 to 25 different children's charities and youth hockey organizations in 2018-19.
The seventh annual Canes 5k presented by UNC REX Healthcare and assisted by Raleigh Orthopaedic will take place at PNC Arena on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 9:30 a.m., and all proceeds will benefit the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation. The event will include a 5k race around PNC Arena and surrounding areas, 100- and 200-yard kids' dashes, inflatables and appearances by Stormy and the Pepsi Storm Squad. Carolina Hurricanes players, staff and alumni are also scheduled to participate. Race registration includes a ticket for an upper-level seat to a pre-selected 2019-20 Hurricanes home game, a commemorative t-shirt, a customized bib, a chance to win raffle prizes and a post-race breakfast. In addition, runners 21 and older will receive a complimentary beer after the race. For more information, please visit www.Hurricanes.com/Canes5k.
About the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation
The Carolina Hurricanes Foundation provides funding to children's nonprofits with a health or education focus throughout North Carolina. Since the Foundation's inception in 1997, more than $15 million has been donated in cash grants and in-kind support to youth-serving organizations. As the charitable arm of the Carolina Hurricanes, the Foundation takes pride in being a part of the community both on and off the ice. Throughout the year, the Foundation raises funds through annual special events, in-game auctions, mystery fundraisers and generous direct donations. The funds raised are awarded to nonprofits in the community via an annual grant process. The Foundation awards monetary grants at three levels: Future Canes, Game Changer and GOAL. For more information on the grant process, please click here.