RALEIGH, NC—The 2006 Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes today announced that right wing Scott Walker will visit Oak Grove Elementary School on Friday as part of a prize package that the school won in the Harris Teeter Milk Challenge. Walker, along with Hurricanes mascot Stormy and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Storm Squad, will visit Oak Grove at 2:30 p.m. for an hour-long pep rally. The school’s library will also receive a $500 donation from the Hurricanes as part of the team’s commitment to literacy.
The Harris Teeter Milk Challenge was a contest hosted in October, where Wake County schools competed to collect Harris Teeter and Hunter Farms milk caps. The challenge was part of Harris Teeter’s “Together in Education” program, which hosts fund-raising events for schools. For more information on Harris Teeter’s “Together in Education” program, please visit www.harristeeter.com.
The Carolina Hurricanes play in Toronto tonight, where they will take on the Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre (7:30 p.m., Hurricanes Radio Network). The Hurricanes then return home to face the Florida Panthers on Thursday night at the RBC Center (7 p.m., Hurricanes Radio Network) in the first game of a two-game homestand. Tickets for all Hurricanes home games in January and February are available at the RBC Center box office, all TicketMaster locations, by calling 919-834-4000 or via www.CarolinaHurricanes.com. For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES or visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.