Hello All, I hope everyone is doing well.
A few quick highlights concerning the Cool Bars tonight at the Carolina Ale House
• We have had large crowds throughout the 08-09 season, but even more so in the playoffs. To help accommodate everyone the Carolina Ale House is adding extra seating. In addition to the usual set up, there will be a tent outside with all of the necessary audio/visual. Thank you Carolina Ale House.
To take a quick step back, here is a brief overview for those of you that have not been to a Cool Bar. The main focus is the game itself. When the game is on, that is the focus and there are no distractions. However the bonus of the Cool Bar is watching the game with fellow fans, the atmosphere and the activities we run during TV timeouts and the intermission. Not to mention Stormy, the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad and Ron the Ref will be in attendance combined with a solid food and drink menu at the Carolina Ale House.
• Thank you too everyone that has helped raise over $12,000 this year for the Kids 'N Community Foundation via our raffles during Cool Bars. Here is a sample of what we will be raffling off tonight:
- Autograph pictures of Joe Corvo, Matt Cullen, Patrick Eaves, Tim Gleason, Chad LaRose, Cam Ward and Ron Francis
- Broken stick signed by the captains Rod Brind’Amour, Eric Staal and Ray Whitney
- Autograph pucks of Ray Whitney and Tuomo Ruutu
- Merchandise from the The Eye, including 2009 playoff gear
- There will be a free entry to win a team signed red Hurricanes jersey.