– Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Noah Hanifin
will visit the Carolina Ale House location in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday, Feb. 9, for two separate events as part of the team’s community day for February.
Hanifin first will join the Capital City Crew’s end-of-season dinner at 6:30 p.m. As part of the NHL’s “Hockey is for Everyone” initiative, the Capital City Crew provides an opportunity for inner-city youth, ages 8-14 to play ice hockey. Through partnerships with the Wake County Boys & Girls Club, Raleigh Youth Hockey Association (RYHA) and the Hurricanes, this program teaches children life skills and positive character traits through the sport of ice hockey.
Following the Capital City Crew’s awards ceremony, Hanifin will head into the main Carolina Ale House dining room at 7 p.m. to interact with fans and to promote the ninth-annual Paper Hearts and Magnet fundraiser. This portion of Hanifin’s visit is open to the public. Throughout February, paper hearts ($1) and magnets ($3) are available at all North Carolina Carolina Ale House locations, with proceeds benefitting the Kids ‘N Community Foundation. The paper hearts can be signed by the purchasing patron and will be hung in each respective Carolina Ale House location. For information about the Carolina Ale House, please visit www.carolinaalehouse.com. In 2015, the Paper Hearts and Magnets fundraiser raised $20,000 for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.
The Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation provides funding to children’s charities and education programs throughout North Carolina. The Foundation has funded scholarship programs, youth hockey, educational and literacy efforts, children’s health programs, the arts and other children’s related initiatives. During the 2014-15 season, the Kids ‘N Community Foundation donated $576,000 in grant monies to 29 North Carolina children’s non-profit organizations. Every member of the Hurricanes organization is actively involved in community activities, and the Hurricanes take great pride in the ability to have a positive impact in our state.