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Canes set up ‘True Defenders’ program

The Carolina Hurricanes announced Thursday that American-born defensemen Justin Faulk, John-Michael Liles and James Wisniewski have created a new program to provide a full game-night experience for military members and their families.

The three defensemen launched a program called “True Defenders” on Thursday, delivering tickets to the North Carolina National Guard in Raleigh.

For 11 games this season, including the team’s home opener on Oct. 10, the “True Defenders” program will host 40 military guests at PNC Arena. Along with a ticket and parking pass to the game, each guest will receive a special “True Defenders” long-sleeved t-shirt and a PNC Arena gift card for merchandise and concessions.

After the games, guests will enjoy meet-and-greets with Faulk, Liles, Wisniewski and their teammates.

Along with the National Guard, the program will benefit troops at military bases across North Carolina.