After driving over 10 hours from Orlando to Raleigh we finally made it into Hurricane country! Torrance’s friend Jonathan Greeson of the North Carolina Electric Wheelchair Association (NCEWA) arranged for us to have a tour of the PNC Arena, the home of the Carolina Hurricanes and boy were we in for a treat!
Doug Warf, Vice President of Marketing and Executive Director of Kids N’ Community Foundation took time from his day to give us a in-depth tour of the facility. We went from Canes Vision Room where they do all the video and broadcasting during games, to the ice level where the games are played, to the Canes and visitors locker room and even to the offices of the general manager (Ron Francis)! Even though it’s a smaller facility compared to the Air Canada Centre, it felt less corporate and definitely more intimate.
Torrance even had a chance to interview Jonathan in the same room where the coaches hold the post-game interviews!
Let’s just say we all walked away with huge smiles on our faces after the tour. We love the fact that the Carolina Hurricanes management is so supportive of the power wheelchair hockey league in North Carolina. They will be hosting their annual Carolina Fury vs. Carolina Hurricanes staff sometime this June / July so if you’re in the North Carolina area do check out the charity tournament!
We’re very thankful Jonathan, his dad Vance and Doug for making our day in Raleigh so incredible!
Read our previous entries:
Day 6 – 8 – On Disney Magic
Day 7 & 8 – In the Bahamas