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Isles Surprise Breast Cancer Survivors with Visit and Gifts

Sparky visited six women who have been affected by breast cancer in support of Hockey Fights Cancer, presented by Northwell Health

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

Adina Perullo has long supported the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. The Levittown mother of two wore the purple Isles jerseys in years past and supported the auctions that raise money and awareness for cancer research. 

She's given a lot to the initiative, even before her breast cancer diagnosis, but never expected to receive anything from it, let alone a visit from Sparky the Dragon and the Islanders community crew. 

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PHOTOS: Isles Surprise Breast Cancer Fighters and Survivors

Sparky made surprise visits to fans who have battled breast cancer to celebrate Hockey Fights Cancer Month

by Kathryn Howell KathrynHowell__ / NewYorkIslanders.com

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New York Islanders Drive-Thru Food Drive

Donate a frozen turkey or six non-perishable food items on Nov. 7 for a 25% coupon for the Isles Pro Shop

by New York Islanders Community Relations @NYIslanders / New York Islanders

TURKEY & TRIMMINGS DRIVE-TRHU COLLECTION

DATE: Nov. 7, 2020
TIME: 11 am - 1 pm
LOCATION: Northwell Health Ice Center Parking Circle | East Meadow, NY
DONATE: Frozen turkey or 6 non-perishable food items
RECEIVE: A 25% off coupon for the Islanders Pro Shop PLUS an I ❤️ NY Islanders T-shirt!*


The New York Islanders, in partnership with Island Harvest, are holding a drive-thru turkey and trimmings food drive on Nov. 7, 2020 from 11 am - 1 pm at Northwell Health Ice Center.

Fans who donate a frozen turkey or six non-perishable food items (canned foods or dried goods) can score a 25% off coupon for the Islanders Pro Shop PLUS an I ❤️ NY Islanders T-shirt!*

No one should go hungry during the holiday season, especially with all the additional challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Islanders are asking for your help to feed families in need, particularly as we can't currently hold our annual food drive on the concourse during a game. 

Thank you for your help and support this holiday season.


*CDC guidelines will be followed. Donors are required to wear face coverings. While supplies last

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Community Star of the Week: Nick Prime

Nick Prime and his Garden City High School soccer teammates orchestrated an annual school supplies drive at The Inn

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

NewYorkIslanders.com and Ridgewood Savings Bank are spotlighting heroes who are helping their community! Nominate a community hero here!


Since their freshmen year at Garden City High School, Nick Prime and his soccer teammates; Connor Eschmann, John Caputo, Andrew Joseph, Matthew Joseph and Ian Bailey have made an effort to make an impact in their community. 

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Isles Host Hispanic Heritage Month Clinic

The Islanders hosted a street hockey clinic on Wednesday to conclude the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

by Sarah Finnerty NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders partnered with the Family and Children's Association to conclude the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Wednesday evening. Seventeen children aged 5 to 12 years-old received a free street hockey clinic at the Islanders official practice facility, Northwell Health Ice Center. 

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Street Hockey: Bethpage Fall Program

September 26th marked the first session of a six-week Street Hockey Program, hosted at the Town of Oyster Bay Athletic Facility

by New York Islanders Community Relations NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The morning of Saturday, September 26th marked the first session of a six-week Street Hockey Program, hosted at the Town of Oyster Bay Athletic Facility. Young fans were able to come and learn how to stickhandle and pass like the pros in a fun and safe environment. This first session began with stretches- Coach Tom stressed how important it was that every hockey player needs a good warmup routine. Next, the group did a passing drill. Everyone had a partner as they learned to control the ball and pass it to another player. It was then time for everyone's favorite drill- shooting. Each group lined up across the Gym floor with their partner and passed back and forth until reaching the goal where one player would take a wrist shot. There were plenty of fist bumps at the end of this drill. Practice ended with a speedy group clean-up and a picture to celebrate a successful day one. Each participant shared their excited to come back and learn for the following weeks to come!

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Street Hockey: Massapequa Summer Program

Six weeks of outdoor summer fun strategically planned to keep in mind social distance and safety precautions

by New York Islanders Community Relations NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

Hosted in conjunction with the PAL and Dek Superstars at the Lou Anthony Sports Complex, the Massapequa Summer 2020 Street Hockey Program was filled with six weeks of outdoor Summer fun! Strategically planned to keep in mind social distance and safety precautions, this unit assured that participants were safe while learning the basics of the great game of hockey and making new friends. Split into two, one-hour intervals, each hour was compact with excitement. When participants arrived for their first session, they received their new equipment to be used throughout the program. They then continued into their stretches that kicked off each session. Once that routine was completed, they then went on to their daily instructional drills- including, passing, shooting, defensive concepts and puck carrying. Our coaches stressed the importance of working together as a team, utilizing your line mates to achieve shared goals. By the end of the six weeks, each participant grew more confident in their abilities and were ready for their next steps of future hockey superstardom!

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Community Star of the Week: Team Up 4 Community

Teresa Webb and Islanders Alumnus Steve Webb work with athletes of all ages on ways to give back and get involved with their community

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

NewYorkIslanders.com and Ridgewood Savings Bank are spotlighting heroes who are helping their community! Nominate a community hero here!


Teresa and Steve Webb want student athletes to get involved in their community. 

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Community Stars of the Week: Mariners Run for Unity

Three students at Southampton High School created a virtual fundraiser for a scholarship for students of color over the summer

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

NewYorkIslanders.com and Ridgewood Savings Bank are spotlighting heroes who are helping their community! Nominate a community hero here!


With issues of social injustice rising to the forefront in the spring, Reece Nugent and his two close friends, Dreanne Joseph and Griffin Wei, felt compelled to get involved. 

Reece, who had attended an International Spanish Academy since kindergarten and grown up in a diverse area, wanted to take further initiative. So while participating in remote learning for the final stretch of their junior year at Southampton High School, he, Dreanne and Griffin brainstormed ways to help contribute and that would have an impact to promote peace and inclusion within their community.

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Community Stars of the Week: Michael and Madison Minniti

Two Merrick siblings raised over $45K for first responders and food bank with virtual free throw fundraiser

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

NewYorkIslanders.com and Ridgewood Savings Bank are spotlighting heroes who are helping their community! Nominate a community hero here!


While the coronavirus has affected everyone's lives to some extent, COVID-19 hits a lot closer to home for the Minniti family.

The pandemic tragically took the family's patriarch, as Anthony Minniti, a retired judge, passed away in March at the age of 71. It was an unexpected and devasting loss for the entire family, all the way down to two of his young grandchildren, (then) nine-year-old Michael and 13-year-old Madison. 

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