Update: We've now sold over 1,450 shirts and raised over $20,000! Un-beLIevable!
Since October, I have been commemorating the last season of Islander hockey at the Coliseum with my daily #ItHappenedattheColiseum feature. Recently, I was approached by @Islesblog to participate in a project for charity based on the "It Happened" theme.
The result is these gorgeous T-shirts and hoodies:
and now they can be yours.
Please visit http://teespring.com/IslesBlogIHATC to order. Check out http://nyislesblog.com/articles/it-happened-at-the-coliseum-shirts-now-available for more on the campaign.
All proceeds benefit one of my favorite charities: Make-A-Wish® Metro New York.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Meet Grabner and Moulson; Help Jake Too!
65 goals and 105 points... all in one spot! Matt Moulson and Michael Grabner are confirmed as special Islander guests at Tuesday's benefit for my friend Jake Wisniewski, the graphics coordinator on Devils telecasts. Jake had a successful double lung transplant earlier this summer in his fight against cystic fibrosis.
The 2nd charity event in his honor is this Tuesday, September 6th (the day after Labor Day) at the Local West Beer Garden (8th Avenue/33rd Street) in Manhattan between 7-10pm.
I hope that you can attend -- many other sports celebrities are also confirmed -- Butch Goring, Brian Leetch and Ken Daneyko among them. Many media personalities have already committed to attend as well, including Deb Placey, Steve Cangialosi, Al Trautwig, Matt Loughlin and John Giannone.
There's a poster of the event on my blog -- but you can also visit the Facebook page directly: http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Night-for-Jake/143686762386026
Read all about it, in Jake's own words: http://cotaforjakew.com
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: forever1940.blogspot.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick