RALEIGH, NC—Doug Warf, Community Relations Manager for the Carolina Hurricanes and Executive Director of the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation, announced today that the Kids ‘N Community Foundation has completed its spring and summer grant process, donating $166,000 to 11 different local charitable organizations that benefit the children of the Triangle. The Kids ‘N Community distributed $208,000 in grants to 13 different organizations during the fall/winter cycle, bringing the annual total to $374,000 for 24 different charitable organizations.
The biggest recipients of grants from the Kids ‘N Community Foundation during this cycle were the Miracle League of the Triangle and the Raleigh Youth Hockey Association. The Miracle League allows kids with any handicaps the opportunity to play baseball with a team. The Raleigh Youth Hockey Association received funds for full and partial scholarships for underprivileged players at all skill levels.
Other organizations benefited from Kids ‘N Community donations included Children’s Flight of Hope, Neighbor to Neighbor, SEEDS, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, PLM Families Together, Tristan’s Quest, Inc., Johnston County Arts Council, Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy North Carolina and April’s Angels.
The Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation provides much needed funding to children’s charities and education programs throughout North Carolina. With ongoing support from annual special events and the corporate community, 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 over $1 million to charitable and educational programs in North Carolina, such as Wake County Communities in Schools, Danialle Karmanos’ Work it Out Program, YMCA of the Triangle Area and the Boys and Girls Club. Every member of the Hurricanes organization is actively involved in community activities. The Hurricanes take great pride in the ability to have a positive impact in our state.