From the New York Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS LEGENDS LACE UP FOR 17th ANNUAL “SKATE WITH THE GREATS” EVENT TO BENEFIT RONALD McDONALD HOUSE NEW YORK
Rangers Greats Take to the Rink at Rockefeller Center to Support Children with Cancer
New York, January 12, 2010 – On Monday, January 17, 2011, New York Rangers legends Brian Leetch and Rod Gilbert will join several past and current Rangers players to take part in the 17th annual Skate with the Greats event at Rockefeller Center. Skate with the Greats has helped to raise more than $7 million for Ronald McDonald House New York, a facility that provides shelter and support to children battling cancer, as well as the family members who care for them while they undergo active treatment. Since its founding, more than 25,000 families have stayed at Ronald McDonald House New York.
At this community event, families from all over New York City will join Rangers past and present as they kick off their 85th anniversary year on the ice, bringing cheer and inspiration to the RMH-New York families. The evening will also feature remarks from Rangers team members, executives from two presenting sponsors, RBC Capital Markets and Zurich Financial Services, and families of Ronald McDonald House New York. Ronald McDonald House New York is supported in part by the Rangers through a partnership with the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit charity that works closely with the Rangers and all areas of Madison Square Garden to make dreams come true for kids in crisis. This event’s title sponsor is RBC Capital Markets, one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies and among the largest banks in the world.
WHAT: The 17th Annual Skate with the Greats
Families Skate with New York Rangers Greats and bid on unique auction items to support a local charity
WHO: New York Rangers alumni and select current players
Ronald McDonald House New York families, volunteers and executives
New York City Community
WHEN: Monday, January 17, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Silent auction throughout, live auction for valued sports memorabilia & Rangers experiences at 7:00 PM
WHERE: The Rink and Restaurant at Rockefeller Center
30 Rockefeller Plaza (between 49th & 50th Streets)
For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please call Rick Martin at 212-639-0206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also find more information about the Skate with the Greats and the Ronald McDonald House of New York, at www.rmdh.org.