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Freddy Meyer Visits Two Camps

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

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Taking some time out of his busy summer schedule, Freddy Meyer joined forces with the I.C.E. Tour once again today to pay a visit to children at two different camps on Long Island. The first stop of the day was at North Ridge Primary School in Northport, where the I.C.E. Tour set up all their interactive inflatables and games for the children attending Camp Bright Star, a camp specifically for children who suffer from Autism. Sparky and an Ice Girl were also on hand to spend some time with their fans. Meyer arrived in the new Islanders RV, where he sat at a table under its awning and had conversations with many of the children. Each child got their chance to come meet Freddy and get an autograph. After signing for all the children, Freddy then brought the kids over to the street hockey set up the Islanders I.C.E. Tour had brought with them, teaching the campers the basic of hockey, such as how to hold a stick and how to shoot the puck into the net. The children spent over an hour with huge smiles on their faces as they learned how to shoot from a real pro. All the hockey equipment the Islanders provided at the event was donated to the camp so they continue to learn and play hockey.

After saying his goodbyes to his friends at Camp Bright Star, Freddy jumped back into the RV as the caravan of Islanders vehicles headed to their next stop in Levittown, which was the Yours, Ours, and Mine Day Camp. The children were jumping up and down as they saw the Islander vehicles pull into their parking lot. Once again Freddy signed autographs for all the children at the day camp. The kids had tons of questions for Freddy, asking him how old he was when he first started playing and what position he played. One little girl even worked up the courage to ask Freddy if he was married yet! After chatting it up with the campers, Freddy grabbed a stick and started playing some street hockey with the kids. Freddy said his goodbyes soon after, as the crowd of children waved goodbye to the truck as it left.

"What an amazing day and an even better week," said Freddy Meyer, who has been in town since Monday visiting different locations with the I.C.E. Tour. "It’s great to see the Islanders out in the community so often making a difference, and to be a part of that this week really was special. I hope all the children we visited had a great time and that I see some familiar faces at the Coliseum when the season starts up again."
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