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Kids 'N Community Foundation Announces New Goal Grant Recipients

by Torrey Bussey / Carolina Hurricanes
RALEIGH, NC – Doug Warf, Vice President of Marketing for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes and Executive Director of the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, today announced that the Foundation has selected East Durham Children’s Initiative and The Hill Center as two new recipients of GOAL Grants.

The East Durham Children’s Initiative’s GOAL Grant will fund scholarships for the addition of a half-day preschool to its early-childhood services for families in the EDCI Zone. At The Hill Center, the grant will help launch a partnership with the John Avery Boys and Girls Club that will provide intensive reading remediation to students identified by the club.

GOAL (Growing Opportunities and Leaders) Grants were introduced by the Kids ‘N Community Foundation in 2012. GOAL Grant recipients receive $50,000 each year for three years, totaling a $150,000 contribution. The East Durham Children’s Initiative and The Hill Center join The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County, Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC, InterAct and the YMCA of the Triangle as GOAL Grant recipients. This fall, the Foundation will donate a total of $300,000 to these six groups.

The Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation provides much needed funding to children’s charities and education programs throughout North Carolina. The Kids ‘N Community 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. 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.

Please visit for more information on the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.

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