Carolina Hurricanes Giving Away Wake Forest Home
Posted January 29, 2008 10:56 p.m. EST
Updated January 30, 2008 12:08 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes are celebrating 10 years in the Triangle. For the anniversary, the team is giving away one of the biggest prizes in NHL history.
"Our owner, our general manager challenged us to do something out of the box, something special for the fans," said Curt Johnson, marketing director for the Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes are giving away a 3,137-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bathroom house, valued at more than $350,000.
"What better way to talk about winning at home and being at home than actually giving someone a home?" said Rich Ohmann, vice president of marketing and sales for St. Lawrence Homes, a Triangle builder.
St. Lawrence teamed up with the Hurricanes for the promotion.
"We really think that the Hurricanes deserve all the love and all the attention we can give them, and we're willing to bet the house on it," Ohmann said.
Fans at Tuesday night's game against the New York Rangers said they were excited to hear about the promotion.
"It's a great promotional item. It has got everyone excited around here," fan Bill Edwards said.
A lucky fan sitting in the stands will win the house during the final game of the regular season on April 4. The house is on a cul-de-sac in Northampton, a Wake Forest subdivision.
The winner will have to pay property taxes on the house, estimated to be about $3,200.