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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Canes to have giveaways this season

For the entire time that the Hurricanes have been in North Carolina, they have been known for being less than generous with their promotional hand-outs at games. This season, they are stepping up. A little bit.
Some teams have frequent t-shirt giveaways. Most give away hats at some point. Some even give away replica sweaters. Carolina has given hats every year, and sometimes a sticker or a magnet, but nothing that the fans actually want. This season, in celebration of their decade in North Carolina, the team (in conjunction with St. Lawrence Homes) is giving away a house. One lucky fan will be the recipient of a brand new 3100 square foot home valued at $340,000. I don't know the details of how the contest works, but the home will be the grand prize, and 140 other prizes will be distributed throughout the season as part of the contest.

In addition, the Hurricanes will sponsor a few giveaways. Hat night isn't listed, but I know there will be one. According to the Hurricanes pocket schedule, there will be four promotional giveaways that might be interesting:
  • November 28 vs Philly -- Rod Brind'Amour collectible figurine giveaway
  • January 22 vs Islanders -- Ray Whitney collectible figurine giveaway
  • February 19 vs Boston -- Eric Staal collectible figurine giveaway
  • March 16 vs Ottawa -- Cam Ward collectible figurine giveaway

  • Make no mistake. These won't be on par with McFarlane figurines. )I haven't gotten or even seen one of the Staal McFarlane figures, by the way.) No. But at least it's something other than a poster.

    None of those four nights are in my package, so I'll most likely not get my hands on any of those.

    I think there's probably more planned than we know. And the house is a pretty big deal.

    Opening night (and my birthday) is just two weeks away!

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