Thursday, April 19, 2007

Carolina Hurricanes Grant $5,000 To Johnston Artists-In-The-Schools

The Carolina Hurricanes Jersey signed by the 2006-07 team was donated earlier this year for the Johnston County Arts Council’s 35th Anniversary. The Johnston County Arts Council has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation for the 2007-08 Artists-in-the-Schools program year. Doug Warf, Executive Director of the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, stated that the foundation “appreciates the efforts of the Johnston County Arts Council and is proud to be able to contribute toward the future development of our young people.” Earlier in the year, the Carolina Hurricanes demonstrated their support of the Johnston County Arts Council by an in-kind donation of a hockey jersey signed by the entire 2006-07 team. This jersey was included in the silent auction held in conjunction with the Arts Council’s 35th Anniversary Celebration on March 22, 2007 and of the 25 items up for bid, the jersey generated the highest bid for a single item at $325. The Kids ‘N Community Foundation was established by the Carolina Hurricanes to support organizations and charities that have a heart to enhance the lives of children in North Carolina . Available for all students grades K–12 at each of Johnston County ’s 36 public schools, the Artists-in-the-Schools program focuses on using the arts as a tool for learning and cultural enrichment. Supported by a strong community partnership between JCAC, Fred Smith Company and Johnston County Schools (JCS), over $900,000 has been raised since the program’s start in 1999.


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