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I.C.E. Tour Week in Review

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
I.C.E. Tour Visits Children of Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

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The I.C.E. Tour headed east Tuesday, August 26 into Central Moriches to meet the children of Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. The camp is privately funded and is home to children and adults with disabilities. The goal of the camp is to help these kids achieve equality, dignity, and maximum independence through a safe and quality program of camping, recreation, and education in a summer-time environment. The campers got a treat when the I.C.E. Tour rolled into up, setting up all of the interactive inflatables for them to enjoy. Sparky, the Islanders official mascot also traveled with the I.C.E. Tour, popping out of the truck and surprising many of the campers. Everyone had a great time as they went on the inflatable rides, danced around with Sparky the Dragon and walked away with some great Islander prizes.

Sparky Visits Epilepsy Foundation
Sparky paid a visit to the Epilepsy Foundation Monday, August 4, where he met with many of his biggest fans. From 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sparky went room-to-room taking pictures with people battle with the struggles of Epilepsy, putting smiles on everyone’s face. Sparky enjoyed some cake with his new friends and loved all of the signs they had made welcoming the Islanders I.C.E. Tour to their facility.

I.C.E. Tour Weekend Review
The I.C.E. Tour had another busy weekend, making several stops across Long Island. The weekend kicked off on Saturday where the I.C.E. Tour’s interactive inflatables, Sparky the Dragon, and Ice Girls visited the Rinx of Hauppauge taking part in the annual Splish Splash Hockey Tournament. Children in the tournament got to ride the moon-bounce or work on their accuracy in between games by taking shots in the slap shot booth.
On Sunday, the I.C.E. Tour began its morning in Freeport where they joined forces with the Freeport Arrows to help them raise money at their car wash fundraiser event held at the Freeport Recreation Center. All of the interactive inflatables were set up for kids to enjoy. Sparky joined the action by grabbing a sign and waving cars into the car wash.
After helping out at the car wash, Sparky then made his way east to Citibank Park to take part in Quakerjack’s Mascot Day for the Long Island Ducks. Sparky met up with many of his mascot friends, such as Quackerjack and the Geico Gecko, and played in numerous contests. Aside from taking place in numerous different mascot games, Sparky also competed in a dance off and of course, went around the stadium greeting all of his fans.

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