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Tambellini and Meyer Visit Young People's Day Camp

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

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The LIE saw a caravan of Islanders vehicles heading east this morning as the Islanders I.C.E. Tour made a stop at the Central Islip NYIT campus today to visit the children of the Young People's Day Camp. The camp, which has children attending it ranging in age from 5 years old to 12 years old, were in for a very special treat. Not only were all of the I.C.E. Tour's interactive inflatables set up for the children, but the Islanders RV then pulled up and out popped two current players, Freddy Meyer and Jeff Tambellini! Freddy and Jeff were on hand for the entire visit, signing autographs for all the campers as well as playing some of them in a game of NHL 2K8 on XBOX360, another great feature included with the I.C.E. Tour. Perhaps the most special part of the day for the campers were when Jeff and Freddy took the children into the gym and participated in several games of floor hockey with the energetic campers. In the end, team Meyer tied team Tambellini at 3. The kids had a blast meeting the pros as well as enjoying the inflatables and spending some quality time with Sparky and one of the Ice Girls. All of the street hockey equipment brought to the event by the Islanders was also donated to the camp to allow the children to continue to play the great game of hockey. “It's great to be back on the Island and visit some of our younger fans and get them playing hockey," said Freddy Meyer. Jeff Tambellini wrapped up the day saying, "It's a great feeling to be able to spend a few hours with the kids and have them walk away with big smiles on their faces."
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