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Fans Invited to Grow One For the Team

The NHL playoffs are like nothing else. The passion, the excitement and, of course, the playoff beards. In keeping with a great hockey tradition and supporting a worthy cause, the Rangers again invite their fans to "grow one for the team" this playoff season.

Participants in the Rangers Beard-a-Thon invite family, friends, and business associates to pledge their playoff beards. By joining the Rangers Beard-A-Thon, fans agree to grow their beard as long as the Rangers remain in the playoffs. Fans who are unwilling - or unable - to grow a playoff beard, can also pledge their friends or various Rangers players & alumni beards.

All net proceeds from the Rangers Beard-a-Thon will benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that works with The Madison Square Garden Company and MSG Networks Inc. to positively impact the lives of children facing obstacles.

Fundraising Contest

Growing your beard and raising money gives you the opportunity to earn one-of-a-kind Rangers items at different levels of fundraising. Keep on growing! Reach the various levels of fundraising below and you will earn the corresponding prize each time*:

  • $50 or More: Photo card autographed by a current member of the 2016-17 Rangers team
  • $200 or More: Rangers Playoff hat and non-game used hockey puck autographed by a current member of the 2016-17 Rangers team
  • $500 or More: Non-game used hockey stick autographed by a current member of the 2016-17 Rangers team
  • $1,000 or More: Replica, non-game worn jersey autographed by a current member of the 2016-17 Rangers team
  • $2,500 or More: Winner and guest will have the opportunity to watch a private team practice during the 2017-18 Rangers Season
  • GRAND PRIZE (Given to the one person that raises the most money): Two (2) tickets to a 2017-18 Rangers game, a post-game Locker Room visit and a non-game worn jersey autographed by members of the 2016-17 Rangers team

What if I can't grow?
You can support fellow Rangers fans by pledging to their beards or create your own beard at beardathon.com/rangers.

How do I qualify for incentives?
To qualify for the incentives you must reach the amount of fund-raised money indicated in the official rules. You also must live within a 50-mile radius of Madison Square Garden. All contest rules apply (click here to view official rules).

How long does Beard-A-Thon last?
Beard-a-Thon will begin when the regular season is complete and will last until the end of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Where does the money I raised go?
All net proceeds benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation.

When will I receive my prizes?
At the end of Rangers playoffs, all prizes will be shipped out. Please note that it may take a few days to get all items out to everyone.

Any additional questions may be directed to NYRcommunity@msg.com.

*No purchase necessary. Contest ends at the conclusion of the 2016-17 NHL Playoffs. Open to legal U.S. residents of NY, NJ & CT, 13 or older, who reside within a 50-mile radius of Madison Square Garden. Void where prohibited. Grand Prize and $2,500 or More Prize does not include travel. See Official Rules for complete details [https://www.nhl.com/rangers/fans/beard-a-thon-contest-rules].

Make a Pledge Sweepstakes

Make a pledge of at least $25 to a player, alumni, or other participant's Rangers Beard-A-Thon profile and you will be automatically entered for a chance to win a stick signed by members of the 2016-17 Rangers team.**

**No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes ends at the conclusion of the 2016-17 NHL Playoffs. Open to legal U.S. residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, at least 18 years old at time of entry, who reside within a 50-mile radius of Madison Square Garden. Void where prohibited. Subject to change without notice. Prize may not be sold for cash. Click here for details [https://www.nhl.com/rangers/fans/beard-a-thon-sweepstakes-rules], including how to enter without pledging a donation.