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Islanders’ commitment to community continues in fight to protect children

The New York Islanders announced on Thursday, that their commitment to the community was extended in a fight to protect kids in a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) for a special fundraising night on Thursday, March 29, 2012.

As the Islanders host the Pittsburgh Penguins, there will be a variety of activities for fans to participate in, that will help raise awareness and funds for NCMEC’s mission of keeping children safe. Helping to drop the ceremonial puck for the game is the host of America’s Most Wanted and the Co-Founder of NCMEC, John Walsh.

“It is an honor to have Charles Wang and the New York Islanders on our side in the fight for children,” Walsh said in the New York Islanders official press release. “It is people and organizations like the New York Islanders that make a difference.”

The Islanders will have the Chuck-A-Puck intermission contest, as well as a portion of the evening’s ticket sales and collection tables throughout the concourse to help raise funds for the NCMEC, Mr. Wang is also going to match all donations made in the game.

In order to raise awareness, the team is planning to have, the giant center-ice video board featuring safety tips and important video messages about child safety.

“It is terrible that this is even an issue we have to deal with in our country, but it is a big problem,” said Islanders owner Charles Wang in a team’s official press release. “These are our children we are talking about. They’re our future. We have to protect them as best as we can. This is one of the many steps we need to take, and I look forward to the rest of the NHL and professional sports communities joining us in this fight.”

For anyone wanting to find out more information on the NCMEC can check out the organizations official site by clicking here:

http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PublicHomeServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US

Written on March 2, 2012

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