In support of the National Hockey League’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, the New York Rangers and the Garden of Dreams Foundation held a Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night on October 27, 2010.
|Rangers players such as Sean Avery wore pink chinstraps during the Oct. 27 game vs. Atlanta in honor of Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night. |
As a part of the Awareness Night, the Rangers and Garden of Dreams hosted children and families from partner charity Ronald McDonald House of New York for a “Dream Night” at Madison Square Garden.
The children had an opportunity to sit rink-side for warm-ups with MSG broadcasters before watching the Rangers take on the Atlanta Thrashers from a luxury suite. Former Rangers Rod Gilbert and Adam Graves each visited with the children throughout the course of the night, taking pictures, signing autographs and distributing special gift bags.
In addition to meeting Rangers alumni and broadcasters, the group had the thrill of being welcomed on GardenVision during the game – an experience that they will never forget.
Also as a part of the Awareness Night, Rangers players wore Hockey Fights Cancer decals on their helmets (decals worn for the entire month of October) along with pink chin straps while select players used pink mouth guards. Additionally, to raise awareness for this important cause, special Hockey Fights Cancer ties were worn by Rangers hockey executives, coaching staff and MSG broadcasters during the game and there were Hockey Fights Cancer ties, draft caps and photo books on sale at the Madison Square Garden Double Teamed Store with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Hockey Fights Cancer.
For more information on Hockey Fights Cancer, or to see how you can lend support, please log onto hockeyfightscancer.com