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Hurricanes Partner with Pepsi for Haiti Relief

by Shannon Cavender / Carolina Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC—Doug Warf, Director of Community Relations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes and Executive Director of the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, today announced that the Hurricanes will partner with the local Pepsi bottler, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, to help the Haiti relief effort by donating case packs of Aquafina water.

Last week, working in concert with the U.S. Army and Air Force, Pepsi donated two truck loads (2,889 cases) of Aquafina, which have already been delivered to Haiti. Prior to Sunday’s match-up against the Boston Bruins, Hurricanes fans will have the opportunity to assist with the disaster relief, as Hurricane players’ wives and girlfriends will be collecting cash donations from fans as they enter the RBC Center, with 100 percent of the funds raised benefiting those in need in Haiti. For every $2 raised, Pepsi will send one case (24 bottles) of Aquafina water directly to Haiti by working with their contacts at Fort Bragg. Hurricanes players have kicked-off the initiative by donating 1,200 cases of water as a team.

“The Hurricanes’ generous donation of 1,200 cases will provide 28,800 bottles of water for those in such dire need. I am sure that their fans will open their hearts and wallets to make this a truly memorable goodwill gesture”, said Paul Finney, Pepsi Bottling Ventures’ Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing. 

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