Skate with the Greats to Benefit Ronald McDonald House NY

*I was chosen to be a blog ambassador for Ronald McDonald House New York.  Throughout the year I will be sharing information and events.  As a part of the blogger program I have been invited to attend and cover their events.  All opinions are my own.

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If you're looking for plans of something fun and different this weekend you should think about ice skating at Rockefeller Center with some of the NY Rangers!  Proceeds of the event benefit Ronald McDonald House NY.  I can't attend... but it sounds like it's going to be a blast.  Fun while donating to an awesome organization!

I've been learning more and more about RMHNY since being invited to be a "blog ambassador" for them.  They offer so many services for families with children fighting cancer.  The facility is truly amazing... and really provides a feeling of home and normalcy during a difficult time.

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Ronald McDonald House New York provides a “home away from home” for children battling cancer, and the family members who travel with them from more than 70 countries and worldwide to care for them. It’s through the help of supporters throughout New York City that the House has been able to provide this haven for more than 35 years.

The NHL’s legendary New York Rangers have been hosting the annual charity event Skate with the Greats to benefit Ronald McDonald House New York for over 20 years. Originally established with the support of Hall of Famers and longtime volunteers Rod Gilbert and Brian Leetch, the Rangers have expanded their reach every year. Last year, Ron Duguay, Pete Stemkowski, Nick Fotiu, Adam Graves, Ron Greschner, Stephane Matteau, Brian Mullen, Gilles Villemure, and Mike Richter joined the families and supporters of Ronald McDonald House New York for the event. The Rangers participation is made possible through a partnership with the Garden of Dreams Foundations, a non-profit charity that works closely with the Rangers and all areas of Madison Square Garden to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles. This year’s lead sponsor is RBC Capital Markets, an organization that has been a strong supporter of the House for more than seven years.

Attendees of Skate with the Greats will enjoy ice skating with the Rangers on the iconic Rockefeller Center rink, a live and a silent auction with much sought-after sports memorabilia, and an autograph session with some of their favorite Rangers players.

If you'd like to attend... tickets can still be purchased online.  For more information about RMHNY, Skate with the Greats, and ticket purchase, visit their website.

Event:                         Skate with the Greats

Date:                          Feb 6, 2015

Time:                          5:30 PM Cocktails, Dinner, Skating

Location:                   The Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center

Sponsors:                  Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets, Bloomberg, Zurich, Coatue Capital, ITG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mutual of America

Our Annual event, featuring veteran members of the NY Rangers Hockey Team. Guests will enjoy autographs and skating with the former team members, buffet, beverages and a great live auction. A nice evening for the whole family and business clients (VIP packages are available.)

Our good faith estimate is that all but $120 per person is tax deductible. Donors will receive receipt of payment and tax deduction confirmation post event. For additional information, please reach out to Rick Martin at the Ronald McDonald House at 212.639.0206 or via e-mail at rmartin@rmh-newyork.org.