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Kids 'N Community Foundation Wins TBJ Award

Business publication recognizes organization's philanthropy

by Terrell Williams / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - The Triangle Business Journal has announced the winners of its 2017 Corporate Philanthropy Awards, selecting the Carolina Hurricanes Kids 'N Community Foundation as one of its winners in the "organizations" category. The winners will be honored in an event to be held on March 21 at Marbles Kids Museum.

"Often, the level of corporate citizenry mirrors the quality of life in our communities," said Jason Christie, publisher of Triangle Business Journal. "The Triangle area is fortunate to have so many passionate and helping nonprofits that are being guided and supported by committed companies across all industries. We celebrate this year's winners with the understanding that there are many more who will grace the stage in the coming years."

The Kids 'N Community Foundation provides much-needed funding to children's charities and educational initiatives throughout North Carolina. The Foundation has funded scholarship programs, youth hockey, educational and literacy efforts, children's health programs, the arts and other youth-related initiatives. In the 2015-16 season, the Kids 'N Community Foundation donated $575,000 to 27 different children's charitable organizations in North Carolina. Annually, the Foundation provides cash and in-kind contributions of more than $1 million to charitable and educational programs in North Carolina. Each member of the Hurricanes organization is actively involved in the community, and the Hurricanes take great pride in the ability to have a positive impact in the state. For more information on the Kids 'N Community Foundation, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/foundation.

On Wednesday, the Foundation will hold its annual Casino Night at 7 p.m. at PNC Arena. The event, which features all Hurricanes players, coaches, hockey management and broadcasters, includes non-cash prize casino games such as poker, blackjack, roulette and craps, with Hurricanes players acting as dealers. The night features a full-service food buffet and open bar as well as silent and live auctions. The 2016 Casino Night raised over $200,000 for local, non-profit children's organizations. For tickets or more information, visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/casinonight.

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