Hurricanes, NHL to Host NHL All-Star 5K
Tue, Dec. 07 2010, 7PM
HURRICANES, NHL TO HOST NHL ALL-STAR 5K
Run at the RBC Center will benefit Kids ‘N Community Foundation
RALEIGH, NC-The Carolina Hurricanes and the National Hockey League will team to host the NHL
All-Star 5k presented by visitRaleigh on Saturday, Jan. 29, as part of the NHL's 2011 All-Star Weekend.
The event will take place at 9 a.m., prior to that night's Honda NHL SuperSkills competition, and will
loop around the RBC Center. The race is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, and will
benefit the Carolina Hurricanes Kids N' Community Foundation.
"This event should be a nice, healthy addition to a weekend packed with terrific entertainment," said
Doug Warf, Senior Director of Marketing for the Carolina Hurricanes and Executive Director for the Kids
‘N Community Foundation. "It combines two of our team's passions: giving back to the community and
promoting a healthy lifestyle."
The race was announced Wednesday at a news conference in downtown Raleigh, as city and county
officials also revealed plans for NHL All-Star Wide Open. All-Star Wide Open will take place in
downtown Raleigh Jan. 28-30, and will feature live music, headlined by Three Doors Down; the NHL
Fan Fair inside the Raleigh Convention Center; attractions and food and beverage.
The NHL All-Star 5k presented by visitRaleigh is managed, directed and timed by BTR Management.
Those interested in registering for the race should visit http://ncraces.com. The logo for the NHL All-Star
5k is attached to this release.
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.
The Carolina Hurricanes will continue their western road swing Friday night when they take on the Dallas
Stars at the American Airlines Center (8:30 p.m., FOX Sports Carolinas HD, Hurricanes Radio Network).
For information on 2010-11 Carolina Hurricanes ticket packages, please visit
www.CarolinaHurricanes.com, or call 1-866-NHL-CANES.