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Island Harvest Night is Tonight

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
The Islanders and their fans will continue giving tonight, as the Nassau Coliseum hosts Island Harvest Night, presented by LIBOR.

The game will benefit Long Island's largest hunger relief organization and its 600 member agencies in providing emergency food assistance to those in need. Fighting
hunger and touching lives, Island Harvest supplements
over five million meals each year to over 260,000 Long Islanders, including 93,000 children, who face the prospect of going hungry each day.

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“Long Islanders are fortunate to have an organization like the New York Islanders who truly care about their neighbors, especially those in need,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, president and chief executive of Island Harvest. “Island Harvest is grateful to the players, coaches and staff of the Islanders for their thoughtfulness and generosity in helping us in our mission of fighting hunger, and to the thousands of dedicated hockey fans who support us every day.”

The Islanders will be holding a food drive that evening. Fans who donate 3 or more non-perishable food items to Island Harvest before the game, will receive a voucher for two free tickets to the Islanders’ December 23rd game.

Click here to watch a video promoting Island Harvest Night, presented by LIBOR.


The Islanders continued their “Hockey With a Heart” campaign on Wednesday night with March of Dimes Night at the Nassau Coliseum. So far this season, the Islanders have helped to raise tens of thousands of dollars for charities that help millions of lives on Long Island.
Prior to the start of the game on Wednesday night, Captain Bill Guerin presented a check for $19,000 to Ann Morrison, the Director for March for Babies and Jonah Horwitz, who is a March of Dimes Child Ambassador for March for Babies. Born three months early at just 2-pounds, 3-ounces, Jonah is now a healthy 5-year-old and a huge Islanders fan. Guerin serves as the Celebrity Chair for Long Island's March for Babies.
“The March of Dimes is proud of its continued partnership with the New York Islanders over the years which began in the days of Bobby Nystrom and Mike Bossy and is excited to announce Bill Guerin as the Celebrity Chair of March for Babies 2009," said Annette Kosar, the Executive Director of March of Dimes Long Island Division. "The March of Dimes is much appreciative to the Islanders for their Hockey with a Heart game.”
March of Dimes Night is the fourth of seven “Hockey With a Heart” games the Islanders will play this season.
“Hockey with a Heart continues to make a positive impact on area non-profits. As an organization that places such a high value on family, the Islanders are so proud to assist the March of Dimes accomplish their mission,” said Islanders President Chris Dey.  “We’re so proud of our fans, their support of the team and their support of another great Long Island organization—the March of Dimes.”

Pat Sajak—who is New York for the Thanksgiving holiday—stopped by the Coliseum on Wednesday night to take in the game. Sajak, who is a Washington Capitals fans, attended an Islanders game with his son for the second time in as many years. The host of Wheel of Fortune  drew a huge ovation from the crowd after making a disparaging remark about the Rangers while being interviewed on the video board.
To the Islanders faithful, Sajak is now an honorary Islanders fan.
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