Garden of Dreams Telethon Set for Saturday
Rangers fans will have chance to win great prizes for making donation
The telethon, which runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday will airon both MSG and MSG Plus, offering tri-state area hockey fans a chance to win exciting team experiences or memorabilia for every $100 donation.
All net proceeds will benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation, which helps to make dreams come true for kids in crisis in the tri-state area.
The telethon will begin at 6:30 p.m. on MSG with pregame coverage of the Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes game. At the same time, MSG Plus will also host a telethon prior to its broadcasts of the Devils-Sabres game and the Islanders-Blue Jackets game, which airs on MSG Plus 2.
Continuing throughout the three local teams' games, the telethon will conclude with the “Hockey Night Live” postgame coverage, which concludes at 10 p.m.
Separate prizes will be available for fans of each of the three local teams. To make a donation and be eligible to win a Rangers prize, dial 212-631-5640 between 6:30 and 10 p.m. on Saturday,
Prizes for Rangers fans include:
- Spend a day at Rangers practice at the MSG Training Center
- Two (2) club level tickets to a game, plus a visit to the TV booth to meet Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
- Two (2) club level tickets to a game, plus dinner with Rangers Legend Rod Gilbert
- Autographed Henrik Lundqvist goalie stick, and Chris Drury and Scott Gomez jerseys
- Personalized framed photo of Rangers legend Adam Graves
- Two (2) club level tickets to a game, plus a behind the scenes visit to the intermission studio set with host Al Trautwig
- Two (2) club level tickets to a game with two Ford models
The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit charity that works with all areas of Madison Square Garden “to make dreams come true for kids in crisis”, which includes children facing enormous obstacles, such as illness, abuse, foster situations, homelessness, hunger, extreme poverty. In the two years since its inception, Garden of Dreams has worked tirelessly to fulfill its mission by creating unique and unforgettable events and activities -often involving unprecedented access to Madison Square Garden celebrities, events and venues – that have brightened the lives of thousands and thousands of special children and their families.
Through its association with the Garden of Dreams Foundation, MSG Networks’ employees and announcers help raise awareness for children’s organizations by visiting community centers and hospitals, hosting events and fundraisers, and providing extensive on-air coverage of the unforgettable experiences provided by the Foundation. In addition, MSG has embarked on an educational program with Garden of Dreams called “MSG Classroom” to teach high school students about the inner workings of a television network. Through a series of classes students receive hand-on instruction from MSG staff, guiding them through all the elements of TV production in front of and behind the camera.
For more information on the “Garden of Dreams Foundation Telethon” visit www.MSG.com, to learn more about the Garden of Dreams Foundation and their partners visit www.GardenofDreamsFoundation.org.