Former major league star to take part in pre-game ceremony for Autism Speaks Night, presented by Bank of America. Purchase tickets here.
|Darryl Strawberry |
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Former major-league slugger Darryl Strawberry, who won world championships with both the New York Mets and New York Yankees, will be dropping the ceremonial puck before tonight's game between the Islanders and Ottawa Senators.
The Islanders “Hockey With a Heart” campaign will continue on Saturday at the Nassau Coliseum with Autism Speaks Night, presented by Bank of America. A portion of the game’s proceeds from the game will benefit Autism Speaks. Click here
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Strawberry is the founder of The Darryl Strawberry Foundation for Autism, which has a clear mission statement:
“We have a deep passion and strong desire for changing and impacting the lives of the children, adults and families that are affected by autism. At the Darryl Strawberry Foundation, we are committed to bringing hope to the soul and making dreams a reality. We believe every life is precious and is created with purpose and promise.”
In addition to taking part in Autism Speaks Night, the Islanders and Spongetech have teamed up with The Darryl Strawberry Foundation for Autism throughout the regular season. Spongetech will donate $100 for every goal the Islanders score—half of that will go The Darryl Strawberry Foundation for Autism and the other half will go to the Islanders Children’s Foundation. Click here
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