The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes, are preparing for their 10th anniversary season on and off the ice. In the month leading up to their home opener on Oct.18, players and staff are out in the community for “30 Days of Hope.”
“We believe that the stars are aligning around our 10th anniversary season being a breakout season for us, and one in which our ties to the community here in the Upstate will reach unprecedented levels,” managing partner and CEO Doug Heinzer said in a news release. “Our affiliations will help us be successful on the ice, and off the ice we are committed to getting out in the community even more than ever before.”
The 30 Days of Hope is a campaign that engages and brings attention to local non-profits and businesses. In addition, the Swamp Rabbits are opening the events to fans and encouraging them to serve together.
“We feel fortunate to live and work in this community, so finding creative ways to do more to support worthwhile causes is an easy decision,” President Steve Donner said in the news release.
The campaign started at Prisma Health where the team worked together with season ticket holder Stephanie Morgan to donate season tickets to parents with children in the neonatal intensive care unit. The tickets will give parents a night out with the Swamp Rabbits.
Other events will include the Alzheimer’s Association, Ronald McDonald House, Cancer Survivor Park, United Ministries and other local non-profits and businesses.
The events are updated each week on the team’s webpage.