With rain in the forecast for both Saturday and Sunday, the I.C.E. Tour never hesitated. The caravan of Islanders vehicles made its way to three different events this weekend. It started on Saturday, the I.C.E. Tour stopped at Eisenhower Park to be a part of the annual “Walk To Defeat ALS” event. More than 1,000 people showed up to walk to help raise money to continue to research this terrible disease. Sparky and the Ice Girls helped lead the stretching session that many took part in. Kevin Covais of American Idol fame was also on hand, as he sang the national anthem to start off the day. With the racers all lined up, Sparky and the Ice Girls joined them at the starting line and got things going at the horn to start walking. The interactive inflatables and RV were also on hand to provide everyone at the event with some entertainment.
Sunday was an even busier day for the I.C.E. Tour as the line of Islanders vehicles split up and went to two separate events. The morning began with a drive into Manhattan where the Islanders were a part of the annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers run. The run follows the final steps of brave firefighter Stephen Siller, who on his day off, threw on his all of his fire gear and ran from Brooklyn through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center, giving his life to help those stuck in the towers during the tragedy of 9/11. The Ice Girls were on hand taking pictures and signing autographs for many of the people who participated in the run. The rain was not enough to dampen everyone’s spirits as everyone enjoyed this great race.
The last stop of the weekend for the I.C.E. Tour was the annual Massapequa Italian Festival. The festival, which takes place on N. Broadway, saw a street filled with different vendors, games, and of course, the Islanders. The air was filled with music and the smell of delicious food. The inflatable slap shot booth was on hand for the festivities, where fans took their best shot an inflatable goalie. Sparky the Dragon was also on hand, greeting many of the fans who attended this year’s festival. Great Islanders giveaways were given to everyone who stopped by.
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