RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team's charitable arm, previously known as the Kids 'N Community Foundation, will now be called the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation.
"The Foundation has a new name, but will have the same commitment to our community," Waddell said. "We are excited about this update to our brand and are looking forward to growing our footprint in the community where we live, work, and play."
The Carolina Hurricanes Foundation's mission remains to strive to meet the health and educational needs of children, with a focus on underserved populations, and to strengthen youth hockey in our community. During the 2017-18 season, the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation donated a total of $495,000 in cash grants to 24 different children's charities and youth hockey organizations in North Carolina. Since the Foundation's inception in 1997, more than $15 million has been donated through cash grants and in-kind support to youth-serving organizations.
"We are forever grateful to all of our supporters that made a large impact under the Kids 'N Community Foundation name. We promise to continue to meet those standards and further grow our impact under our new brand," said Jon Chase, Executive Director of the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation. "The changed branding is to help align the Foundation with the team and our shared mission to be an agent of change in our community which we are proud to call home."
The Foundation's logo has been modernized but has maintained the Foundation's spirit as the "Heart of the Hurricanes." The team logo now completes the heart, symbolizing the organization's pledge to the community. To view the new Foundation logo and wordmark, visit Hurricanes.com/brand. For more information about the Foundation, visit Hurricanes.com/Foundation.