Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner is launching an initiative to honor local educators.
53’s Difference Makers will recognize teachers at 15 Hurricanes home games in the 2016-17 season beginning with the team’s home opener Friday against the New York Rangers.
“Education has always been something that is important to my family and to me,” Skinner said. “I know from my own personal experiences the type of impact that a great teacher can have on a person, and I wanted to give back to some of this area’s true difference makers.”
Through his initiative, Skinner will provide each teacher with: four tickets to a Hurricanes home game, a $1,000 donation to the teacher’s school, a postgame meet-and-greet, a Jeff Skinner jersey and a $100 gift certificate to Stone’s Education & Toys.
Stone’s Education & Toys is a local, independent retailer of educational toys, games, books and teacher supplies.
Rangers at Hurricanes
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh
Tickets: Limited tickets are available for Friday’s home opener. Go to http://bit.ly/2eLacMk.