Newark, NJ - Tonight, the New Jersey Devils and the Harris Family Charitable Foundation will host more than 50 youth and volunteers from After-School All-Stars (ASAS) Newark chapter as the Devils play the Montreal Canadians at 7 p.m. ET.
The Devils will also recognize 11-year-old ASAS youth Imani Uzzell from Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary School as the Walmart Community Playmaker. Uzzell has been a role model to countless youth this past year as she made her way onto the school's honor role. As part of the Walmart Community Playmaker, Uzell will receive a $100 Walmart gift card and an in-game recognition.
Additional ASAS youth and volunteers will be honored and recognized through the Fan Zam experience and pregame Hi-Five Experience. Following the game, the group will also go on the ice for a group photo.
The night is inspired by the Harris Family Charitable Foundation's support for ASAS' continued expansion throughout the northeast via a three-year, three-city, $900,000 grant. With this three-year, three-city plan, the Harris Family Charitable Foundation aims to bring a high-quality after-school and sports programs to three of its target geographies. Since 2016, the Harris Family Charitable Foundation has launched three programs with ASAS in Newark, Philadelphia and Camden.
ABOUT THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS:
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ABOUT PRUDENTIAL CENTER:
Prudential Center is the world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League's (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University's NCAA Division I Men's Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. The arena is also home to the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, which opened its doors to the public on October 2017. The 8,200-square-foot experience marks the first GRAMMY Museum outpost on the East Coast, and features a dynamic combination of educational programming and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a spotlight on legendary GRAMMY winners from New Jersey. Ranked in the Top 8 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, and over 2 million guests annually. For more information about Prudential Center, visit PruCenter.com and follow the arena on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PruCenter. Prudential Center is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.
Founded in 1992 by Arnold Schwarzenegger, After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is a leading national provider of year-round, school-based, comprehensive after-school programs. The organization's mission is to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. Every school day, students in low-income communities have access to free programs that offer academic support, enrichment opportunities, and health and fitness activities. More than 73,000 children from 19 U.S. regions benefit: Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, North Texas, Orlando, Philadelphia, Puget Sound, San Antonio, San Francisco Bay Area, South Florida, Tampa, Toledo and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.as-as.org