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Rangers to Lend a Helping Hand this Holiday Season

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


The holiday season is now upon us and the New York Rangers are gearing up to make a difference for those in need. The Blueshirts will be hosting many charitable events over the next few weeks to help lift the spirits of those most in need at this festive time of year.

UPCOMING RANGERS HOLIDAY EVENTS:

Sunday, December 7, 2003 - CITY HARVEST FOOD DRIVE
The Rangers will be holding the second of two food drives to help City Harvest feed hungry New Yorkers during 'Will Work For Food Week.' All fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable cans of food prior to the Sunday, December 7 game vs. Tampa Bay. Collection boxes will be set up at The Garden Box Office area to help feed your fellow New Yorkers in a time of need!

Monday, December 8, 2003 - COAT DRIVE
Anson Carter and Dan LaCouture will host a Coat Drive to benefit New York Cares. The coat drive will be held at The 40/40 Club (6 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001; 212-989-0040) from 4:00 - 6:00 PM ET. Click here for details.

Tuesday, December 9, 2003 - TOY DRIVE
Brian Leetch, Tom Poti and Dale Purinton will participate in a Toy Drive to benefit the Toys for Tots program. The toy drive will be held at O'Neill's Restaurant (64-21 53rd Drive, Maspeth, New York 11378; 718-672-9696) from 4:00 - 6:00 PM ET. Players will sign autographs in exchange for unwrapped toys.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - COAT DRIVE
The Rangers will host the second of two Coat Drives to benefit New York Cares prior to Rangers-Montreal Canadiens game. Coats will be collected at two locations in the Mall Area of Madison Square Garden prior to the game.

Monday, December 15, 2003 - HOSPITAL VISIT
Greg de Vries, Jussi Markkanen and Dariuk Kasparaitis will pay a special visit to Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center to bring cheer for the holidays from 3:00 -
4:30 PM ET. The players will sign autographs and distribute toys to the children. This is not a public event.

Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - TOY DRIVE
Matthew Barnaby, Eric Lindros and Chris Simon will participate in a Toy Drive to benefit the Toys for Tots program. The toy drive will be held at Cronies Restaurant (1695 Second Avenue at 88th Street, New York, NY 10128; 212-860-1919) from 3:00 - 5:00 PM ET. Players will sign autographs in exchange for unwrapped toys.

Thank you in advance for lending your support to those in need this holiday season!

* Players confirmations are subject to change.
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