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by Kristina Boyce / Carolina Hurricanes
START! Triangle Heart Walk - Sept. 26

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We are officially less than two weeks away from the 2010 START! Triangle Heart Walk.  On Sept. 26, our organization (Carolina Hurricanes/RBC Center) will be participating in the Heart Walk along with some of the Carolina Hurricanes players.  The walk will be at the RBC Center and will start at 2:00 p.m. 

We are inviting everyone to join the Canes with Heart team.  As of today, our team has raised $610 and the Carolina Hurricanes organization has raised $3,395.  All of the proceeds from the Triangle Walk will go back to the American Heart Association to use for heart disease research, pediatric heart and stroke research, and getting life-saving information to those who need it most.  It is FREE to join, so please sign up today.  

Please join the Canes with Heart team TODAY and join us as we walk to take a stand against heart disease.  UPDATE: Donate any time between now and the day of the walk on Sept. 26 to be entered to win a pair of lower-level Hurricanes tickets!

To Join:
  • Go to
  • Click on Find a Company on the left-hand side of the page
  • Click on Carolina Hurricanes
  • Join or donate to the “Canes with Heart” Team
DONATE to the Canes with Heart team between today (9/15) to the day of the walk (9/26), to be entered into two drawings to win a pair of lower level tickets to a Hurricanes game.

Walk for Hope - Oct. 10

Are you interested in another opportunity to run/walk for a great cause? The 22nd Annual Walk for Hope is coming up on Oct. 10.  The event is hosted by the Angus Barn in Raleigh and the run/walk will take place at Umstead Park.

All of the proceeds will go to the Foundation of Hope.  Their mission is to fund mental illness research, which develops more effective means of treatment.  Each participant has the option to run or walk at the event.

Please join the Carolina Hurricanes team TODAY by clicking here and join us as we walk/run to help fund mental illness research.

Capital City Crew

I have no idea how to stop in ice skates. If I am ice skating, I stop by running into the boards.  At the first on-ice session of the season, the Capital City Crew was back on the ice full force.  The returning players were passing, shooting and stopping without falling or running into the boards.  I think I should have them teach me how to stop next practice.

The Capital City Crew is a learn-to-play hockey program that is supported by the NHLPA, the NHL Hockey is for Everyone initiative, the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation, Raleigh Youth Hockey Association, and the Wake County Boys and Girls Clubs.  This is the Capital City Crew’s second season and it is already off to a good start. This season will consist of 10 weeks of on-ice and life skills sessions.

On Monday, 45 participants (ages 7-13) from the Wake County Boys and Girls Clubs took the ice at the Raleigh IcePlex.  New players took the ice for the first hour to practice their skills from last year and run some new drills.  The second session was comprised of both new players and returning players.  Thanks to the many volunteers, coaches and Boys and Girls club staff, the 45 participants will again have the chance to learn to play ice hockey as well as learn valuable life skills.  We are all excited for another season with the Capital City Crew!

Brandon Sutter’s “Pick Up a Book and Read” Photo Shoot

We are excited to announce that Brandon Sutter will be the new face of our reading incentive program, Pick Up a Book and Read.  Our Pick Up a Book and Read program is our reading program geared towards 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Pick Up a Book and Read’s goal is to motivate and encourage students to challenge and improve their reading abilities by providing Carolina Hurricanes incentives.
Brandon Sutter took time Tuesday afternoon to do an on-ice photo shoot for our Pick Up a Book and Read materials.  He added his own sense of humor into the shoot by lying on top of the goal to read a book.  Maybe he wanted to lie down and take a break, but it turned out to be a great shot.

Registration for the 2010-11 Pick Up a Book and Read program is now open for teachers.  The program runs from Nov. 8, 2010 - Feb. 28, 2011.  Each teacher will choose the six week period that works best for them with the ability to have the program ended and results returned to us by Feb. 25, 2010.

Click here for more program information and to register your classroom.

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