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Rangers to Help Ice Grow in Harlem

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
The New York Rangers, on behalf of NYR SKATE, will team up with Ice Hockey In Harlem to co-host the annual Winter Sports Auction at The ESPN Zone in Times Square on Tuesday, December 5. The event, which consists of autograph signings and a sports memorabilia auction, will begin at 6:30 p.m. In addition to several members of the 2000-2001 New York Rangers, current Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather along with team alumni Rod Gilbert, Jeff Beukeboom and Glenn Anderson will be on hand.

A variety of exciting sports items will be auctioned off including: a Zamboni ride at Madison Square Garden, the opportunity to sit in the radio booth during a live Rangers broadcast, a Bobby Orr autographed jersey, a Dan Marino and Joe Montana signed football, participation in Michael Jordan’s Basketball Camp for Kids and a sundry of Wayne Gretzky signed items.

For more information on purchasing ticket to the event, please contact the Rangers Public Relations office at (212) 465-6486 or IHIH at (212) 722-0044.

Celebrating its 14th year, Ice Hockey in Harlem (IHIH), is a not-for-profit, privately supported after-school hockey and education program serving children in the Harlem community. IHIH’s mission is to offer a hockey program along with educational and social services to children ages 4-17. The program strives to provide Harlem youth with the opportunity to learn the game of hockey along with guidance and counseling to the children and their families leading to better educational and eventual career opportunities. All IHIH programs and activities are available at no cost to Harlem youngsters. This winter, the program is serving over 250 inner-city youths.

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-game 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.
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