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Slavin, Canes and Lenovo to Volunteer Thursday at Boys and Girls Clubs in Raleigh

by Terrell Williams / Carolina Hurricanes
RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes and Lenovo, #1 computer maker globally, will partner to volunteer at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County field day on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin, team President Don Waddell and team mascot Stormy will join staff from the Hurricanes and Lenovo in assisting and running activities that promote healthy lifestyles to celebrate the partnership between the organizations.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County were a Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation GOAL grant recipient in 2013, and will have received a total of $150,000 from the foundation over three years for the Project Power Play initiative. The program is focusing on assisting the 45 most at-risk students in the organization, and includes the hiring of an academic intervention manager. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County aim to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

The Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation provides much-needed funding to children’s charities and education programs throughout North Carolina. 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 more than $1 million to charitable and educational programs in North Carolina. Every member of the Hurricanes organization is actively involved in community activities and the Hurricanes take great pride in the ability to have a positive impact in our state.

Lenovo is a longtime supporter of both Boys and Girls Clubs and the Carolina Hurricanes. Most recently, Lenovo sponsored the Carolina Hurricanes alumni game which raised over $80,000 for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation to grant to local nonprofits. Lenovo employees are currently hosting their annual school supply drive and regularly create STEM learning opportunities and volunteer projects to benefit local clubs. In addition, Lenovo is a proud Back2School partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and recently announced that Media Center Technology Makeovers will be awarded to two Boys & Girls Clubs this fall. The winning clubs, selected by Boys & Girls Club of America, will receive digital renovations with Lenovo’s latest, cutting-edge computer technology.

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