(Sept. 30) GM Mike Milbury has introduced a special program that will
enable more than 15,000 Long Island school children to see a National
Hockey League game for free.
When the Islanders host the New Jersey Devils in an exhibition game
on Tuesday at 11:00 AM, more than 15,000 tickets will have been
distributed free of charge to school classes (grades 3-8) that signed
up for the Islanders' "Cool School Field Trip."
"This is a privilege for the franchise to do this for the youth of
Long Island," said Milbury, who arranged the unique
exhibition. "These types of programs are what the Islanders are all
about. Having Nassau Coliseum jam-packed with young students for an
Islanders game is going to be very special for all of us. We have to
thank Lou Lamoriello and the New Jersey Devils organization for their
cooperation in helping us put together this event."
The students won't just be taking in an NHL game, but learning as
well. All students will receive a workbook that will be designed
around the events of the day. All of the interactive games on the
scoreboard will feature "subjects" such as geography, math, science
and history centered around a hockey theme.