RALEIGH, NC—Doug Warf, Director of Community Relations and Executive Director of the Carolina Hurricanes’ Kids ‘N Community Foundation, today announced that 20 area charities will receive grants during the Foundation’s fall grant cycle, with the grants totaling $279,720.
Three of the checks were delivered by members of the Hurricanes organization. Scott Walker delivered a $20,000 check to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina on Saturday as he and his family participated in Kids Day at the Food Bank. Head Coach Peter Laviolette delivered $35,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County on Monday morning at the club’s Breakfast of Champions at the RBC Center. This morning, Chad LaRose attended a fundraiser breakfast for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, also held at the RBC Center, and presented the organization with $18,500. To browse photos from these events and see a full listing of grant recipients, visit the Kids ‘N Community section of www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.
Other charities receiving grants include Wake Teen, the Literacy Council of Wake County, Triangle Family Services and Learning Assistance, Inc. The Kids ‘N Community Foundation donated a record-high $578,094 during the 2007-2008 season and hopes to match that number this year.
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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, Danielle 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.