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I.C.E. Tour Attends Outback Steakhouse Empire Challenge

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

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With many high school students getting ready to graduate and enjoy their final summer before heading out to college, many students start to reflect on what they will miss the most after they move on to bigger and better things. For many student athletes, that certain part of high school they will miss the most is the time they spent with their teammates battling for a win in their respective sport. The Boomer Esiason Foundation held its annual Outback Steakhouse Empire Challenge football game today, which gives football players one last game in their high school career as the best of the best from Long Island face off versus the top players from high schools in New York City. On hand for the special event was the Islanders’ I.C.E. Tour, which was part of the pre-game festivities in the Fan Zone. The I.C.E. Tour RV made it’s debut to the public as fans were allowed to stop by and receive some great Islanders prizes as well as take a peak into the awesome RV that has been decorated with an entire Islander exterior and interior. Sparky the Dragon was also wondered around, greeting and playing with all of his fans. The inflatable moonbounce and obstacle course were also on hand as nearly 1,000 fans showed up for the pre game party. All proceeds from the game go to the Boomer Esiason Foundation, whose main goal is to aid in financial support to research aimed at finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. When all was said and done, the New York City team defeated the Long Island team by a score of 21-20. The New York City all stars won in dramatic fashion with a long drive with less than two minutes remaining that resulted in a touchdown. The event was tons of fun and the Islanders were thrilled to be a part of such a special event.
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