RALEIGH, NC - The Kids 'N Community Foundation today announced plans for its annual Canes 5k race and the 19th Annual Kids 'N Community Golf Tournament. By raising funds through events like the Canes 5k and Kids 'N Community Golf Tournament, the Foundation awarded $560,000 to 29 different children's charities and organizations in 2016-17.
The Canes 5k will take place at PNC Arena on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m., and all proceeds will benefit the Kids 'N Community Foundation. The event will include a 5k race around PNC Arena and surrounding areas, 100- and 200-yard kids' dashes, inflatables and appearances by Stormy and the Pepsi Storm Squad. Carolina Hurricanes players, staff and alumni are also scheduled to participate. Race registration includes a ticket voucher for an upper-level seat to a pre-selected 2017-18 Hurricanes home game, a commemorative t-shirt, a customized bib, a chance to win raffle prizes and a post-race breakfast. For more information, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/Canes5k.
The Kids 'N Community Golf Tournament will take place at Prestonwood Country Club on Monday, Sept. 11, with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. Carolina Hurricanes players, coaches, broadcasters and management will join each participating foursome. Each registered golfer will receive a gift bag valued at $250, on-course boxed lunch, snacks and beverages, and a tax receipt for participation. Following the tournament, golfers will enjoy a dinner reception where prizes will be awarded to the tournament's top teams and individual-hole contest winners. Participants also will receive two tickets to a preseason Hurricanes game. Prior to that game, golfers can attend a thank you reception that will include heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages. For tournament registration and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/golftournament.
The Carolina Hurricanes Kids 'N Community Foundation provides much-needed 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. Annually, the Foundation provides cash and in-kind contributions of more than $1 million to charitable and educational programs in North Carolina. 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.