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Rangers to Host 11th Annual Holiday Toy Drive

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


TOY DRIVES TO BENEFIT UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS AND TOYS FOR TOTS

Blueshirt Alumni and 1994 Stanley Cup Champions Mike Richter, Jeff Beukeboom, Nick Kypreos to Celebrate the Holidays on Friday, December 17 at ESPN Zone

New York, December 9, 2004 -- The New York Rangers are pleased to continue their support of the United States Marine Corps efforts on behalf of the Toys for Tots program. Members of the Rangers 1994 Stanley Cup Championship team Mike Richter, Jeff Beukeboom and Nick Kypreos will be special guests as the Rangers host a holiday toy drive on Friday, December 17 at ESPN Zone in Times Square.

The event, which will run from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, offers all fans that bring an unwrapped toy one autographed item per alumni. The donated toys will be distributed by the United States Marine Corps.

Over the past 10 years, the Rangers have been able to deliver over 60,000 toys to the youth of New York City.

In addition to the event at ESPN Zone, the Rangers will continue their toy collection efforts on behalf of the Toys for Tots campaign during a Junior Rangers youth hockey clinic at the Madison Square Garden Training Center on Sunday, December 19. All of the 200 enrolled skaters have been asked to bring an unwrapped toy to their ice session, which will feature instruction by members of the Rangers coaching staff and Alumnus Nick Kypreos. This invitation-only clinic is the third in a season-long series of on-ice instruction sessions for youth hockey players from throughout the greater metropolitan area.

WHO:
New York Rangers Alumni and 1994 Stanley Cup Championship team members Mike Richter, Jeff Beukeboom and Nick Kypreos

WHAT:
Toys for Tots Drive - Receive an autograph in exchange for an unwrapped toy

WHEN:
Friday, December 17, 2004 :: 3:00 to 6:00 PM

WHERE:
ESPN ZONE in Times Square :: 42nd Street and Broadway, NYC

NOTES:
In exchange for an unwrapped toy, fans will receive an autograph from Rangers alumni. One autograph per person, per alumni. In an effort to accomodate all fans, no photos are permitted behind tables.
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