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Casino Night again bringing success to GDF

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

On Monday, March 3, the New York Rangers took over Gotham Hall, as the annual Casino Night fundraiser benefiting the Garden of Dreams Foundation brought the entire team and fans together.

Guests had a chance to participate in classic casino games, as well as silent and live auctions -- all up-close and personal with the full Rangers team, alumni and hockey management staff donning their sharpest suits.


After an exclusive pre-event reception featuring the full Rangers team, Rod Gilbert, Adam Graves, members of the Coaching Staff and front office for VIP ticket purchasers, the Rangers were introduced to the full crowd with the help of Sam Rosen, who also handled auction duties. For a few hours, the gaming tables were open, as guests posed for pictures, shared laughs, rolled dice and stacked their chips with all of the Blueshirts. As Official Spokesperson for the Garden of Dreams Foundation, Henrik Lundqvist capped off the evening with a few words of appreciation for the support the event received.

Once again, the event was a big success and its proceeds will go a long way to help the Garden of Dreams Foundation in its efforts to positively impact the lives of children facing obstacles by developing strong, long-term relationships that truly change lives. More than 250,000 youngsters have already been impacted by Garden of Dreams.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that works with The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) to positively impact the lives of children facing obstacles. Through ongoing programs that use the magic of MSG – including the Knicks, the Rangers, the Liberty, MSG Entertainment, MSG Networks and Fuse – the Foundation develops strong, long-term relationships that truly change lives. Since its inception in September 2006, Garden of Dreams has created thousands of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that have brought joy and happiness to more than 250,000 children and their families, including those facing homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care. For more information, visit

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