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Red Cross Offers Discount Tickets To New York Islanders Games

With the No. 1 draft pick and talk of a new arena on the horizon, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the New York Islanders and the upcoming hockey season. And thanks to the Islanders’ commitment to the community and nonprofits like the American Red Cross, fans can get great discounts on tickets while contributing to a worthy cause.

Throughout the 2009-10 season, the American Red Cross in Nassau County will be selling ticket vouchers for $30 each. The vouchers can then be redeemed for tickets (valued at $60) to the weekday game of choice (with the exception of games against the NY Rangers and the home opener).

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Nassau Red Cross and local disaster relief.

“Every year, hundreds of Long Islanders lose their homes due to disasters like house fires,” said Frank Cassano, chief executive officer of the Nassau Red Cross. “By treating yourself to a night of exciting hockey, you will be helping your neighbors sift through the ashes and get back on their feet.”

In addition to individual tickets, the Red Cross and New York Islanders are offering several sponsorship opportunities for businesses and organizations interested in securing blocks of tickets for their employees or members. Many of the opportunities include experiences like at-game recognition and meeting players.

To learn more, visit the Nassau Red Cross online at www.nassauredcross.org and click on Hockey With a Heart, or call 470-9390. Vouchers can be purchased over the phone with a valid credit card or at the chapter’s offices at 195 Willis Avenue in Mineola.

 

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Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.

The Saint Mary’s High School Alumni Association hosted another successful Don Monti Memorial Golf Classic and Fall Alumni Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 25, despite the cancellation of the golf outing portion of the event due to heavy rain and wind throughout the day. The event, which was the 22nd annual, honored Tom Raleigh of Floral Park, who was this year’s recipient of the Timothy J. Coughlin ’76 Award for Outstanding Contributions to St. Mary’s High School.

The evening portion of the event brought a large turnout of alumni and guests to Plandome Country Club for the dinner reception to support St. Mary’s High School’s many wonderful programs. All the money raised directly benefits current St. Mary’s students.  


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