RALEIGH, NC— Jon Chase, Director of Promotions and Community Relations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team will host Public Safety Appreciation Night on March 18, during the team’s match-up against the Washington Capitals at the RBC Center. More than 2,000 tickets are being donated to public safety workers by the Carolina Hurricanes on behalf of their employees, Cree, NY Life and Pierce Group Benefits. In addition, individuals who present valid identification from the public safety sector are eligible to purchase $25 lower-level tickets and $15 upper-level tickets at the Time Warner Cable Box Office at the RBC Center.
Public Safety Appreciation Night will include special events designed to honor the hard work and dedication of individuals from all branches of the public safety field. Beginning at 5 pm, there will be a vehicle showcase on the RBC Center’s front lawn, including a fire engine and ladder truck from the local fire department, an ambulance and heavy rescue truck from local EMS and police vehicles from the past and present. The Cary Police Department’s Honor Guard will also be presenting the colors for the game, and Master Trooper Robert E. Digh from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol singing the national anthem.
New York Life will be sponsoring a Child ID program during the front lawn display and on the concourse through the second intermission, providing families with the child identification materials that could be critical in an emergency situation. Through the program, each child will be fingerprinted and photographed, and identification cards will be provided to the child’s parents. The program will also offer information for children and parents on how to be safer at home, at play or wherever they happen to be in the community.