RALEIGH, NC— Doug Warf, Community Relations Director 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 grant process and will donate $226,500 to 23 different local charitable organizations that benefit the children of the Triangle and North Carolina. All 23 organizations will be on-hand Tuesday night as representatives from each group will accept their checks on the Canes bench during the first intermission of that night’s game against the New York Islanders.
The spring grant cycle is the second of two grant cycles for the 2008-09 season. With more than $275,000 of in-cash donations for the fall cycle, the Foundation has donated its second-highest total in history with $506,220 raised this season.
The donation totals are thanks to the generous support of Carolina Hurricanes fans, players and management, and fundraising efforts throughout the year at Kids 'N Community Foundation events and auctions. The fourth annual Casino Night and Wine Tasting, held March 15, raised $179,000 for the Kids 'N Community Foundation.
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.
The 23 spring grant recipients are: 4-H Development Fund - Making Magic Camps, Assistance League Triangle, Be Active North Carolina, Children's Flight of Hope, Communities in Schools of Wake County, Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center, Flashes of Hope, Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina, Learning Together, Make-A-Wish of Eastern North Carolina, Marbles Kids Museum, National MS Society of Eastern North Carolina, Neighbor 2 Neighbor, NetWorks, Progress Energy’s Solar Schools Project, Raleigh Youth Hockey Association, Rocking Horse Therapeutic Riding Ranch, Special Olympics North Carolina, State Games of North Carolina, Teach for America - Eastern North Carolina, Triangle Community Foundation, Triangle Youth Hockey and Wee Care.