The thing that has remained consistent about the Rangers in the, oh, 31 years I’ve been around the team, is that no matter how poorly they do on the ice, no matter how much ammo they give us (me) to take them apart verbally or to scold them, there is always the other side.
And the other side is one that is all about giving and doing the right thing, and on this they have never wavered. In other words, there is always something nice to say about the Rangers.
So I want to remind you of a couple of upcoming events that benefit charities — and I’m sure you’ve seen the promos during games, etc.
One is the Casino Night, Feb. 8, benefitting the Garden of Dreams Foundation. It’s a little costly, and it requires a jacket for the men, and minimum age of 21. But it’s pretty cool, doing some casino gambling with the tuxedo-clad Rangers dealing. Get info on the Rangers web site here.
The other is just a few days away, Thursday night’s Skate with the Greats at Rockefeller Center, where you can lace ‘em up with Adam Graves, Brian Leetch, Rod Gilbert and others, and which benefits the Ronald McDonald House. If you’re not familiar with what the Ronald McDonald House does — it’s not a hamburger joint — I suggest you read up on it. It’s an amazing charity for families of seriously ill children.
You can get tickets for the Skate with the Greats event at the Ronald McDonald House web site here.
I feel like I should say now: This has been a public service announcement.
I’m headed to the Garden later on. I’ll check in pregame.