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Thompson Visits Theodore Roosevelt Rec. Program

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
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The cloudy weather didn’t stop Islanders forward Nate Thompson and the I.C.E. Tour from traveling to the beautiful town of Oyster Bay to visit the children participating in the summer recreation program held at Theodore Roosevelt Park.  As the campers arrived to camp, they were greeted by the I.C.E. Tour.  Once the kids checked in with their counselors, they made their way to the Islanders' interactive area that consisted of inflatables and a slap-shot machine.  Before going on any interactive games, the campers met Nate Thompson and got his autograph.  The kids also spun the Islanders prize wheel, taking home various items such as stickers and t-shirts.  After signing for all of the campers, Thompson grabbed a stick and joined in a game of street hockey where he taught several kids how to shoot. 

“It’s great introducing the game of hockey to the kids," Thompson said.  "For some of them it’s the first time they have ever picked up a hockey stick and its extremely important to keep growing the game,” said Thompson.
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