RBC Grant Helps Hockey in Harlem

RBC Grant Helps Hockey in Harlem

Here is a story from USAHockey.com about a great New York City sports program – Ice Hockey In Harlem (IHIH) – that just received a $25,000 Royal Bank of Canada Play Hockey grant. IHIH is a non-profit organization based in Harlem, and for 25 years this program has been helping young kids mature through hockey. 
The organization accepts up to 225 students — boys and girls from the ages of 4 to 17 who live north of 110th street in Harlem. The waiting list is 50 students long, and those accepted (based on a first come, first served basis) get free equipment and participate in skating clinics, scrimmages and educational sessions from October to early April at Central Park’s Lasker Rink.

“Our purpose is to not just get kids out on the ice, teach them about teamwork, but it’s also about the values and the character building that goes along with playing any organized sport,” said IHIH Executive Director John Sanful. “For those of us who grew up watching hockey, playing hockey, there’s a certain passion that we have for it, and we think it’s important to share what we know about a sport that we love and care about so much.”

Congratulations IHIH – what a great grant to receive.

Central Park Youth Hockey: The Mighty Lady Hawks

THE MIGHTY LADY HAWKS

AMONGST THE BEAUTIFUL BACKDROP
AT THE TOP OF CENTRAL PARK
THERE’S A RINK THAT’S ALWAYS BUZZING
ALL DAY AND THROUGH THE DARK

IT’S HOME TO THE MIGHTY LADY HAWKS
NO, THIS IS NOT A SPOOF
ITS LASKER RINK IN CENTRAL PARK
AND THEY PLAY WITHOUT A ROOF

OUTDOOR HOCKEY IS SO UNIQUE
ITS PURE HOCKEY FROM ITS ROOTS
AND IF YOU LISTEN CLOSE ENOUGH
YOU’LL HEAR “SHE SKATES, SHE SHOOTS”

THESE LADY HAWKS ARE FEARSOME
THEY PLAY WITH HEART AND SOUL
THEY REPRESENT NEW YORK CITY
AND SUCCESS IS THEIR MAIN GOAL

SO IF YOU ENTER CENTRAL PARK
ON ONE OF YOUR SCENIC WALKS
LOOK OUT FOR NEW YORK’S BLACK AND GOLD,
THE MIGHTY LADY HAWKS.

by Terrence McGann.

Sunday at the Rangers Game

Today were celebrated a birthday at the NY Rangers game at Madison Square Gardens. Apart from the fun of visiting the Garden’s to mark an event, its a fun place to spend a Sunday afternoon.

 The Garden has been renovated bit by bit, so more and more sections have poly woven padded seats, and access to upgraded concessions. Today we lucked out and the crowd was well behaved – no cursing around the kids – and the Rangers won the game!

Eastbay promotional codes are always available for Rangers fan gear.