The Carolina Hurricanes, former Hurricanes forward Erik Cole and the Me Fine Foundation announced on Wednesday a partnership to provide families of critically ill children a suite to all Hurricanes home games for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.
Cole, who serves as the Hurricanes team ambassador, will purchase the 14-person suite, which includes food and beverage and parking passes.
“Having a true community partner like the Hurricanes’ Kids ‘N Community Foundation is an incredible asset for Me Fine’s work,” Me Fine Foundation executive director Joey Powell said. “To see a champion like Erik Cole believing in us is a priceless endorsement of our mission.”
Since 2004, the Me Fine Foundation has provided financial and emotional support to over 1,400 critically ill children and their families. Me Fine works with families from across North Carolina whose children are being treated by Duke Children’s Medical Center, UNC Children’s Hospital or WakeMed Children’s Hospital.
The Me Fine Foundation is a Kids ‘N Community Foundation grant recipient and has received $25,000 in Game Changer Grants since 2014.