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by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

Game-worn pins will be auctioned off to benefit Autism Society of North Carolina

Coach Maurice
The "Heart of the Hurricanes" game-worn pins will be auctioned off at each home game beginning Oct. 28.

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 11, 2003) - Emma Bennett, Community Relations Manager for the CarolinaHurricanes, announced today that head coach Paul Maurice will begin towear a new lapel pin starting tonight, symbolizing the CarolinaHurricanes Kids 'N Community Foundation.

The "Heart of the Hurricanes" game-worn pins will be auctioned off aspart of an autographed commemorative collector's package at the Kids 'NCommunity booth at each home game beginning Oct. 28. All proceeds fromthe auction will benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina - theMaurice's personally selected charity.

The Kids 'N Community Foundation provides much needed funding tochildren's charities and education programs throughout North Carolina.With ongoing support from players, annual special events and thecorporate community, the Foundation has funded scholarship programs,youth hockey, educational and literacy efforts, children's healthprograms, the arts and other children's related initiatives. Annually,the Foundation provides cash and in-kind contributions totaling nearly$1 million to charitable and educational programs in North Carolina. Theplayers, their families and the team's staff are actively involved incommunity activities. The Hurricanes take great pride in the ability tohave a positive impact in our state.

The Kids 'n Community Foundation was established by the CarolinaHurricanes to meet educational, social and cultural needs by offeringunique resources and financial support to those organizations thatsupport educational initiatives and children's programs throughout thestate of North Carolina. With ongoing support from the players, annualspecial events and the corporate community, the Foundation has fundedscholarship programs, youth hockey, educational and literacy efforts,children's health programs, the arts and other children's relatedinitiatives.

For additional information about the foundation contact Emma Bennett at919-861-2300.

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