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Rangers Announce Third Annual SuperSkate 2001 Charity Hockey Event

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
The New York Rangers will host SuperSkate 2001, the third annual charity hockey event, featuring the Dodge/NHL SuperSkills competition and a celebrity hockey game on Sunday, January 7, at Madison Square Garden at Noon. The entire 2000-2001 Rangers club, led by captain Mark Messier, and Christopher Reeve will team up in an all-star afternoon of hockey to benefit NYR S.K.A.T.E. and the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF). Since the event’s inception in 1999, over $150,000 has been raised for the two charitable foundations.

Tickets are currently on sale at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, on-line at newyorkrangers.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, including The Wiz Stores, and Ticketmaster charge by phone. Tickets may be charged by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-7171, (631) 888-9000, (201) 507-8900, (914) 454-3388, (609) 520-8383 or (860) 525-4500. Tickets are available at the following prices: $50, $40, $30, $20 and $10.

The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) encourages and supports research to develop effective treatments and a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders. CRPF also
allocates a portion of its resources to grants that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.

NYR S.K.A.T.E. (Seeing Kids Achieve, Triumph and Excel) was established in January 1998, as a division of the Madison Square Garden Cheering for Children Foundation, designed to enrich the lives of children in the tri-state area. Through monies raised this season from fundraising programs including in-arena silent auctions and raffles, GardenVision sweet spot messages, outer mall activities and special events including the Rangers Golf Classic and SuperSkate '99 and 2000 – the Rangers will provide financial assistance to a variety of children’s charities.

Dodge/NHL SuperSkills will take place in all 30 NHL markets during the first half of the 2000-2001 NHL regular season. The four-month long event culminates on NHL All-Star Saturday, February 3, 2000, in Denver, with the Dodge/NHL SuperSkills event, featuring all NHL All-Star players. The Dodge/NHL SuperSkills event will be broadcast live from the Home of the Colorado Avalanche on ESPN in the United States and on CBC and SRC in Canada.
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