Through Rangers Assist support will be provided to a variety of hockey initiatives including refurbishing local rinks and providing equipment to children in need. These grassroots programs increase access to the game of hockey, break down barriers to entry, introduce the game to new players, and keep hockey growing and vibrant in our communities.
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- The New York Rangers and Chase announced plans for several new grassroots youth hockey projects for the 2013-14 season as part of the New York Rangers Assist Supported by Chase community initiative. The Rangers Assist program launched last year and is designed to improve the youth hockey experience and increase opportunities and accessibility to the sport. ... More
- On January 9, Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh were on hand at the Chase branch in Larchmont, as 200 tickets were distributed to the January 22 NYR Assist celebratory event at Hommocks Park Ice Rink and 2 truckloads of youth hockey equipment were collected that will be made available to new hockey players and disadvantaged families through the Ebersole Ice Rink. ... Watch
The New York Rangers and Chase celebrated the third project completed by Brooklyn's Rangers Assist at Abe Stark Ice Rink on Feb 25, as the program helped the Greater New York City Ice Hockey League continue their programs mission by providing players with an affordable place to play and develop.
A Try Hockey For Free clinic, a skills developement session and an exhibition game with Rangers alumni were held. The Greater New York City Ice Hockey League received $25,000 in funding that will break down barriers at the grassroots level of hockey by providing kids with starter sets of equipment, coaching education and off-ice training aids that will include a dedicated area of Abe Stark Ice Rink for kids to utilize when there is no available ice.
On January 22nd, the Rangers Assist Program supported by Chase completed its second project at Hommock’s Park Ice Rink benefitting the New Rochelle Lightning Youth Hockey Organization.
The event featured an Intro to Hockey Clinic, a Mini-Mite Jamboree featuring players from NRYH and an exhibition game with Rangers alumni. The New Rochelle Lightning received $25,000 in funding that will break down barriers at the grassroots level of hockey and increase accessibility to the sport by providing kids with starter sets of equipment, coaching education and a new trailer that will help the program store their equipment.
The New York Rangers and Chase worked with the City of Long Beach to help refurbish the Rangers' former practice facility that was damaged and forced to close by Hurricane Sandy. Restorations included a new refrigeration system, new rubber flooring and sheetrock for the entire arena, and Zamboni and electrical repairs. Rangers alumni helped host a Grand Re-Opening Celebration on Saturday, September 28, 2013 that included a free skating session, try hockey for free lessons and an exhibition game featuring Rangers greats and local first-responders.
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