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Grand Prize Groundbreaking on New St. Lawrence Home

by Paul Branecky / Carolina Hurricanes

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As part of their 10th Anniversary Season, the Hurricanes organization wanted to do something special to thank their fans for their years of support.

By partnering with St. Lawrence homes to give away a 3,137-square-foot house valued at around $340,000, they feel they are doing just that.

Hurricanes players, coaches and staff were on hand to dig the first shovels into the ground at the site of the new St. Lawrence home that one lucky fan will win this year as part of the ‘Canes 10th Anniversary Home and Prize Giveaway.  The house will be given away on the ice during the Hurricanes final regular-season home game vs. the Florida Panthers on April 4.

“It’s an incredible partnership with St. Lawrence homes, who we’ve had a long history with,” said Hurricanes Director of Marketing Curt Johnson.  “The grand prize of a house is obviously a huge one, and we thank them for what they’ve done over the years as well as to promote this 10th Anniversary Season.”

The Avery-style home is located on a cul-de-sac in the Northampton neighborhood of Wake Forest.  It will have four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and will be constructed throughout the Hurricanes season.

In addition to the house, fans can win more than 140 individual instant-win prizes, including game tickets, autographed items, merchandise and items from Hurricanes sponsors.

“We had said for years and years, why not give a house away?” said Rich Ohmann, vice president of sales and marketing for St. Lawrence Homes.  “There should be a way to do it, and we thought a really great vehicle would be to partner somehow with the Carolina Hurricanes.

“It will be absolutely magical for anyone who might win the house.”

The season-long promotion will begin with the first Hurricanes regular-season home game vs. the Montreal Canadiens on October 3.  Fans will receive decoders at select Hurricanes home games, which they will use to enter on a special Web site -

For more information, see our contest home page.

“We have great corporate partners, but this is very special for our fans because all teams do special promotions but I think this is probably a first to give away a home,” said Hurricanes President and General Manager Jim Rutherford.  “It’s just an appreciation to our fans, which they well deserve.”

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