The I.C.E. Tour completed the month of May with a busy weekend, featuring five events over the course of three days. The weekend kicked off on Friday afternoon when Sparky made his way out to Stony Brook University to be a part of the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Celebration of Technology. Sparky walked around and met with many of the high school students and they showed off their displays featuring some new technologies they have created.
On Saturday, the I.C.E. Tour started off the day by sending Sparky to Howard Beach to be a part of the Juvenile Diabetes Walk. Sparky joined the festivities as hundred of walkers, mostly families, were on hand to help raise awareness and money for juvenile diabetes. Sparky had a great time walking in the event and taking tons of pictures with his friends.
After having some fun at the Juvenile Diabetes Walk, Sparky and the I.C.E. Tour made its way to Cantiague Park in Hicksville to be part of Schneider's Children's Hospital Sports Day. The park was filled with children from Schneider's as numerous different sporting events were set up throughout the park. Children could play softball, volleyball, handball, and thanks to the I.C.E. Tour, hockey. The interactive slap shot booth was on hand along with Sparky and one of the Ice Girls for all the kids. Great giveaways were also given out to anyone who stopped by the Islanders booth.
Sunday morning came and Sparky was up bright and early again as he headed to Little Bay Park in Bayside for the 3rd Annual Lodico Walk for Celiac Disease. More than 200 people gathered under the Throgs Neck Bridge to help raise money for Celiac disease research and prevention while Sparky provided some entertainment, dancing around and taking pictures with many of the participants.
After his stop in Little Bay Park, Sparky and the I.C.E. Tour stopped at James M. Shuart Football Stadium at Hofstra University to be a part of this year's Fun City Bowl, a football game between the NYPD and FDNY. Thousands of police officers, firefighters, and their families filled the stadium to watch the game. As they entered the stadium, many fans were able to stop by the Islanders' Slap Shot Booth to test their shooting skills and receive some great Islanders prizes.