With dozens of stops at schools, camps, barbeques and Islanders Team Signings, the Islanders Community Events Tour is well on its way to paying a visit to nearly every township and village on Long Island. Islanders defenseman Freddy Meyer contributed to that effort, leading up to July 4th weekend. After crossing paths with forward Jeff Tambellini, Meyer jump-started the I.C.E. Tour's third month of duty, with trips to six locations in four days.
After visits to the Young People's Day Camp, a sectional barbeque and the Islanders Team Store signing with Tambellini earlier in the week, Meyer went solo to end the week.
Wednesday and Thursday were filled with three camp visits, including Crestwood Day Camp in Melville, where he was greeted by chants of "Islanders, Islanders!" from the over 1,000 campers.
On Thursday, Meyer visited Camp Bringstar in Northport and Yours, Mine and Our Day Camp in Levittown. Besides signing autographs and playing hockey with the kids, the New Hampshire-native fielded questions from the curious youngsters. One girl even worked up the courage to ask if he was married yet. Sorry ladies, he is, and with a baby boy.
"What an amazing day and an even better week," said Meyer, following his two camp visits. "It's great to see the Islanders out in the community so often making a difference, and to be a part of that this week really was special. I hope all the children we visited had a great time and that I see some familiar faces at the Coliseum when the season starts up again."
The I.C.E. Tour continues this week with special guests Blake Comeau and Kyle Okposo
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