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Hurricanes to Host Cool School Field Trip

Eleven Wake County elementary schools will attend Carolina's practice on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at PNC Arena

by Miles Terry @NHLCanes / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes and Gale Force Sports & Entertainment, today announced that as part of the Carolina Hurricanes' and Wake County Public School System's (WCPSS) Readvolution program, the Hurricanes will host the "Cool School Field Trip" at PNC Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. Approximately 9,000 elementary students from 11 Wake County schools will attend Carolina's practice, participate in fun and educational activities throughout the morning and attend a Q and A session with Hurricanes alternate captain Jeff Skinner at the conclusion of the practice. The Cool School Field Trip is closed to the public.

Readvolution challenged 114 elementary schools to read 2,020 books from Oct. 2 through Jan. 12., asking individual students to perform 20 minutes of reading outside the classroom each day during the first semester. Schools that collectively read 2,020 books between October-January were entered by region to participate in the Cool School Field Trip. A total of 258,320 books were read by elementary students during the Readvolution period and 51 schools met or surpassed the goal of reading 2,020 books collectively. Carpenter Elementary (14,292) and Weatherstone Elementary (12,932) recorded the highest number of books read. 

In conjunction with the Carolina Hurricanes' 20th Anniversary season and Wake County Public School System's Vision 2020 Strategic Plan, the two partnered together to create Readvolution, a program that encourages reading outside of the elementary school classroom. The goal of Readvolution is to highlight the importance of reading in creating college, career ready graduates. The Hurricanes and WCPSS would like to thank the corporate partners that have supported the Readvolution program and the Cool School Field Trip: Medical Mutual, Cengage, RTI International, Golden Corral and Ajinomoto.

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