On Friday, October 29, 2004, Rangers Cheering for Children hosted over 300 local New York City students for their annual Welcome Party at Madison Square Garden.
As part of MSG's Cheering for Children's support of after-school programs, the students are invited to the Garden to kick-off the new school year and celebrate their participation in the program. Students are presented with official "Rangers Club Member" cedentials and journals.
In 1998 Cablevision's Madison Square Garden, including the New York Rangers, the New York Knicks, the New York Liberty, MSG Networks and Radio City Entertainment, established the Madison Square Garden Cheering for Children Foundation in order to make a significant and meaningful impact on the New York community.
While the New York Rangers work with a variety of charitable organizations throughout the New York area, the primary focus of Rangers Cheering for Children, a division of the Madison Square Garden Cheering for Children Foundation, is to strengthen educational, athletic, artistic and social opportunities in after-school programs for more than 30,000 children in New York's five boroughs.
This year, Cheering for Children and volunteers from all areas of the Garden are also building 10 new playgrounds for children and communities that need them most.
Rangers Cheering for Children is proud to be changing the lives of children and our commitment continues to grow. Through the generous support of Rangers fans, Rangers Cheering for Children fundraising programs and events continue to flourish, proving something we at the Rangers have known all along...a cheer can make the difference in reaching a goal.