Partnership to Help Raise Awareness and Funding to Support the Services Provided by the Historic Organization for Individuals with Disabilities
New “Retail Round Up” Will Give Islanders’ Fans the Option to Add a Contribution to Easterseals to All Team Store Purchases
Proceeds from the Islanders’ Race to the Rink 5K Will Support Easterseals NY
New York, New York – Easterseals NY, a subsidiary of The Fedcap Group, today announced that it will become an official partner of the New York Islanders.
Easterseals was founded in 1919 as one of the first organizations to aid people with disabilities and continues to provide programs that enable those with special needs to achieve equality, dignity, and independence in their own communities. The new partnership is aimed at raising awareness across the New York Islanders fanbase and the entire community about the services provided by Easterseals NY.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary season, the Islanders are one of the National Hockey League’s most storied franchises with four Stanley Cups. The team plays in front of the most loyal fans in the sport at UBS Arena at Belmont Park, its new state of the art home.
Easterseals NY brand and programing will be featured throughout the season during games as a Hockey With A Heart partner, which includes sharing in four 50/50 raffles as well as off-ice activities, events and promotions such as job fairs at UBS Arena.
“We are excited to launch this new partnership as a critical part of our effort to raise awareness of the critical services Easterseals NY provides to our community as well as the growing needs of people with disabilities. The New York Islanders are an anchor franchise in the region and dedicated to giving back. We look forward to building on this partnership in the years to come and launching similar initiatives throughout the region,” said Christine McMahon, President and CEO of The Fedcap Group.
The Islanders will also be launching a new “Retail Round Up” to give fans the option to donate to Easterseals NY with every team store purchase at Isles Lab. The team also said that proceeds from its Race to the Rink 5K run will benefit Easterseals NY.
“Easterseals makes positive differences in the lives of people with disabilities and their families every day in our community,” said Ann Rina, Executive Director of Community Relations for the New York Islanders. “We are proud to support this historic organization wherever and whenever we can in the region.”
NY Easterseals New York was founded in 1922 and joined The Fedcap Group in 2015. For over 100 years, ESNY has continued to make an impact by ensuring that people with disabilities—and their families—have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities.
About The Fedcap Group
Since 1935, The Fedcap Group has developed scalable, innovative and potentially disruptive solutions to some of society’s most pressing needs. The Fedcap Group serves over 250,000+ people each year across an international footprint. The work of The Fedcap Group is structured within four major areas of practice—workforce development, educational services, health services, and economic development—and delivered through a growing number of top-tier companies—each focused on helping people with barriers achieve long term economic well- being.
About the New York Islanders
Founded in 1972, the New York Islanders Hockey Club is celebrating its 50th Anniversary season, which includes four straight Stanley Cup Championships and nineteen consecutive playoff series victories – a record in professional sports.
Seven Islanders players, one coach, and one general manager have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Islanders are a member of the National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference and play at UBS Arena, their state of the art home at Belmont Park.
The Islanders Children’s Foundation and Islanders’ Hockey with a Heart charities are central to the organization’s mission of helping those in need around the world and bettering the local community. Islanders players, management, and staff work with Isles fans and partners to carry out this mission.
Isles GT (Isles Gaming Team) bridges the gap between hockey and gaming by hosting and participating in several NHL Esports events. Isles Lab is the Official Team Store of the New York Islanders and is an innovative retail concept that is defining a new era of fashion and team merchandise.