The Carolina Hurricanes on Monday announced American-born defensemen Justin Faulk and Noah Hanifin, with support from Fonville Morisey, are introducing an enhanced True Defenders program for the 2017-18 season, providing a full game-night experience for active and retired military members.
“Noah and I are really excited to continue True Defenders,” Faulk said in a statement. “We are thrilled we were able to enhance the program, and it will be an honor to host some of the men and women who protect our country at games this season.”
For six games during the season, the True Defenders program will host 20 military members and their guests in a True Defenders branded lower-level suite at PNC Arena. Along with suite tickets, participants receive VIP parking, buffet and beverages inside the suite, and a meet-and-greet with Faulk and Hanifin after each game.
True Defenders also receive a snap back hat and long-sleeved shirt, both outfitted with a new True Defenders logo personally designed by Faulk.
The first True Defenders game will be Friday against the St. Louis Blues, followed by Saturday, Nov. 11, against Chicago, in honor of Veterans Day. Other games include Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, Feb. 18 and Homegrown Nights.