United States Marines to host Toys for Tots holiday collection as part of this special event
The New York Islanders would like to give Long Island children their first presents of the holiday season: FREE tickets to see the Islanders face the Boston Bruins on Monday, Dec. 3 at 7:05 pm at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
All kids 16 and under can pick up their complimentary tickets at the Coliseum Box Office beginning at 5:00 pm on the night of the game.
This unprecedented gift to Long Island children is made possible through RexCorp Islanders Inspire, a program of the New York Islanders Children's Foundation which has already made arrangements to bring more than 10,000 children to Islanders home games this season.
"The holidays should always be about our children," said Islanders head coach Ted Nolan. "I think it's fantastic that Charles Wang, RexCorp Islanders Inspire and the Islanders Children's Foundation are making it possible for children to take in a game at no cost. Our team is looking forward to seeing so many young faces at the Coliseum on Monday." The United States Marines, in conjunction with the Islanders Children's Foundation, will host a Toys for Tots drive outside the Coliseum box office on Monday starting at 5:00 pm. Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys so other children in our community can also benefit from Monday's game.
Please note that once the fans pick up their complimentary tickets on Monday beginning at 5:00 pm, they must enter the Coliseum. This guarantees that the free tickets go to the children on a first-come, first served basis.
Doors to the arena will open one hour early, at 5:00 pm, for this unparalleled event. Prior to the game, the holiday spirit will be in the air with Sparky and the Ice Girls, holiday music and special surprises in store for the children. Young fans will have the opportunity to make Islanders signs for the game and receive gifts including Santa hats and Islanders Yearbooks.
Let's make Monday night's game against the Bruins a holiday-time memory children will cherish for years to come.
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