RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes are celebrating and showcasing Black History Month in numerous ways as the team returns to PNC Arena after the All-Star break.
Before the Canes hit the ice tonight there will be a pre-game panel with the Durham Success Summit. They are a nonprofit that provides career readiness program to Black men 16-24 years old. Organizations such as Jack & Jill of America will also be at the panel.
The team will also be highlighting people and organizations throughout the month, starting with North Carolina-born artist Mike Jones.
He has designed the team's first Black Excellence Campaign jersey.
Jones said he drew inspiration from "The Rose That Grew From Concrete," a poem by Tupac Shakur.
"Tupac's one of my favorite artists and as I was looking at a rose, it kind of reminded me of seeing a hurricane on a graph," he described.
The jerseys will be for sale starting today at the Carolina Hurricanes Pro Shop.