The New York Rangers will host a special “Garden of Dreams Night” on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Madison Square Garden to raise awareness for the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit organization that works closely with all areas of The Madison Square Garden Company, including the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, MSG Media, MSG Entertainment, and Fuse to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles.
Children from the Foundation’s partner organizations will participate in a series of once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the Rangers, both before and during the game. A teen from SCO Family of Services will kick off the evening by performing the national anthem, and will be followed a child from Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, who will be part of the ceremonial puck drop. Children will also have the opportunity to serve as the PA announcer in charge of welcoming fans to the game, fill in as guest reporters on MSG Network, alongside Al Trautwig, Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti, and help Blueshirt Buzz Host, Mike Pullano, with all in-arena activities. In addition, several lucky children from the Foundation will get to be a part of the action by serving as honorary game director, game drummer or as a member of the Rangers starting line-up, as well as by riding the zamboni during intermission.
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 225,000 children and their families, including those facing homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care. For more information, visit www.GardenofDreamsFoundation.org.