Two more lucky schools, Birchwood Intermediate School of Melville and Saltzman East Memorial School of Farmingdale, both had the “We’re All Islanders” School Assembly program—sponsored by SUPERCUTS and National Grid—make a stop at their schools to educate their students about the importance of teamwork.
Each school packed their respective gym or auditorium with 700 students as arena hostess Dina, with some help from her friend Sparky and even a few lucky participants from the crowd, helped mold the minds of the youngsters around the concept of teamwork. Through the help of a video of the current Islanders explaining teamwork, an interactive race involving dressing in goalie equipment and drawing parallels of the school to the Islanders organization, Dina and the gang successfully drilled home the point that with teamwork, no single task can be left undone.
All 1,400 students visited during the week cheered as they found out the news that each would be receiving an Islanders gift bag with a ticket to a game in it. The Islanders also donated some hockey equipment to each school so students can play floor hockey in their gym classes and grow the game of hockey.