– Jon Chase, Director of Community Relations and Promotions for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the details of the team’s February 2015 community day set for Monday, Feb. 9. Hurricanes player John-Michael Liles
will participate in the events to take place at the Carolina Ale House in Downtown Raleigh.
Liles will visit the Carolina Ale House, located at 500 Glenwood Ave., for two separate events. At 6:30 p.m., Liles will join the Capital City Crew’s end-of-season dinner. 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, Liles will head into the main Carolina Ale House dining room at 7 p.m. to interact with fans and to promote the eighth-annual Paper Hearts and Magnet fundraiser. This portion of Liles’ visit is open to the public. Throughout February, paper hearts ($1) and magnets ($3) are available at all 13 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 2014, 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 2013-14 season, the Kids ‘N Community Foundation donated $582,000 in grant monies to 32 North Carolina children’s non-profit organizations.