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Giving back to the community is a cornerstone of the Islanders family at every level. Players participate in a variety of different charitable events throughout the year. Below are programs different players have implemented.

Anders Lee has raised over $300K for pediatric cancer through his annual Kancer Jam event, a Kan Jam fundraiser. Lee and the Islanders team up with fans in a Kan Jam tournament, with proceeds benefitting various cancer awareness organizations.  Click here to learn more. Donate or register here. 


The 2019-2020 season will mark the 10th-straight season Islanders forward Josh Bailey has hosted his Bailey's Buddies program. At each home game, Bailey invites a child recovering from illness or an underprivileged child for a once-in-a-lifetime, VIP experience. During the game, "Bailey's Buddy" watches the game in a seat close to where the Islanders take the ice, receives an Islanders gift bag with a Bailey player t-shirt and, meets the Islanders forward after the game. Bailey gives a jersey, signs autographs, takes pictures and often tours the locker room with each guest.


Islanders forward Anthony Beauvillier stands up in the fight against Alzheimers. At Islanders home games throughout the season Beauvillier welcomes families effected by Alzheimer's to the game and provides a VIP experience. Guests have the opportunity to watch the action from Beauvillier's personal seats, come down for a meet and greet, and even receive autographs and a personal hockey stick from the Isles center. Beauvillier takes the time to connect with guests and share stories on how they have coped with this disease. During the offseason Beauvillier continues the fight in hosting an annual Spikeball Tournament with the proceeds going to the cause.


To honor the season of giving, Johnny Boychuk and his family hosted their second Thanksgiving Meal this past November. The Boychuk family invited families to the Islanders practice facility to distribute Thanksgiving Meals from Stew Lenard's for those in need.  Click here to learn more.


Throughout the course of the hockey season Islanders defenseman, Thomas Hickey, works with the ASHA and the Long Island Blues. At select home games during the season, Hickey invites members of the Long Island Blues hockey team to Barclays Center and NYCB Live: Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to watch an Islanders and participate in VIP experiences.  


The Ladd Foundation supports a broad range of causes, namely focused on youth and the environment. The Ladd's are especially aware of issues impacting the health and well-being of young people, such as disabilities, illness, mental health and poverty. The goal of the foundation is to give individuals with limited opportunity access to new, exciting experiences, namely thought sporting events. Click here to learn more.


Andrew Ladd and the New York Islanders are proud of the young leaders in our community working hard to make a difference in the lives of others. The Ladd's Leaders program was created to recognize the amazing contributions of these young people and to reward them for their efforts. Click here to learn more.


The Islanders center Mathew Barzal hosts underprivileged children from various non-profit organizations at select home games throughout the season. Guests will receive a gift bag and join Barzal for a postgame meet and greet. He takes pictures and signs autographs to provide an unforgettable experience.


The Matt Martin Foundation generates financial support and awareness for several causes which affect those closest to Matt. The foundation organizes a series of year round events and programs that provide fun and interactive ways for fans of all ages to join Matt in his fight for a cause. For more information visit


The Islanders are proud to recognize military personnel who actively serve or have served our great nation, the United State of America. These heroes protect America and represent all New Yorkers. At each home game during the season, the Islanders honor and host Military Men and Women and each one is recognized during an in-game ceremony. To sign up someone you know for the Military Hero of the Game please email,