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Rangers go to bat for Family Dynamics

Four players, Graves among the guests at 15th annual fundraising event

Wednesday, 02.09.2011 / 11:21 PM / Community
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Rangers go to bat for Family Dynamics
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Members of the New York Rangers joined alumnus and honorary chairman Adam Graves for the 15th Annual Family Dynamics fundraising event on Wednesday, February 9th at Planet Hollywood in Times Square.

Rangers forwards Mats Zuccarello and Artem Anisimov played some floor hockey with youngsters attending the Feb. 9 Family Dynamics fundraiser at Planet Hollywood in Times Square.
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Artem Anisimov, Steve Eminger, Michael Sauer, and Mats Zuccarello attended on behalf of the Rangers and shared a fun-filled night with kids from the Family Dynamics program. The kids were treated to numerous interactive games, including air hockey and bubble hockey, as well as various carnival-style activities. The highlight for many of the kids was having the opportunity to play floor hockey with some of the Rangers players.

Every child attending also had a chance to receive each player's autograph and speak to the players one-on-one.

Graves, who has been a driving force in growing the annual Family Dynamics event, was once again recognized for his long standing commitment to Family Dynamics. As a part of the stage program, which included introductions of the Rangers players, Graves was thanked for his dedication and active involvement with Family Dynamics and the children it serves.

Before the event closed, a live auction was conducted offering a number of unique Rangers items, including a suite to a game, a Zamboni Ride and autographed memorabilia from Graves, Sean Avery, Marian Gaborik as well as Henrik Lundqvist.

Family Dynamics, a member of SCO Family of Services, is dedicated to strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect. Founded in 1975, Family Dynamics provides community-based, center-based and in-home services for children and families in central Brooklyn. Core services include family counseling, prevention, in-school and after-school programs and adult literacy and workforce preparedness.

Family Dynamics is supported by the Rangers and is a charity partner of the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit charity that works closely with all areas of Madison Square Garden to "make dreams come true for kids facing obstacles." For more information on Garden of Dreams, visit gardenofdreamsfoundation.org.