Flyers’ Scott Hartnell, Rangers’ Brad Richards joined by other locked-out NHL players for charity game at Boardwalk Hall
Hockey All-Stars Scott Hartnell of the Philadelphia Flyers and Brad Richards of the New York Rangers, in partnership with Caesars Atlantic City today announced Operation Hat Trick, a charity hockey game that will take place at Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7pm.
All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Empire State Relief Fund, the New Jersey Hurricane Relief Fund and the American Red Cross, aiding New York and New Jersey families affect by Hurricane Sandy.
Tickets went on sale today (Friday, Nov. 16) at 10am and are priced from $20-$100. Tickets can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or by calling 800-736-1420. For more information about the event, visit this Web site.
“The lives that have been touched by the devastation are people in our own communities and the communities of our fans,” says Hartnell. “To have the opportunity to be able to raise money for the relief effort by participating in this game is an honor and we are asking fans of the tri-state area to assist in anyway they can to help the communities and people affected.”
“We are all overwhelmed by the damage and destruction caused to our area by Hurricane Sandy and as professional hockey players, we wanted to come together to help those who were victimized by the storm,” says Richards. “While we know the road to recovery is long, we hope a hockey game featuring some of the top players in our sport will help rally additional support for the three great organizations that are committed to helping rebuild our area.”
Richards and Hartnell will each captain a team represented by several of their professional teammates as well as other notable legends from throughout the hockey world.
Participants joining Richards and Hartnell, either on the ice or in support of “Operation Hat Trick,” include Bobby Ryan, Kimmo Timonen, Braydon Coburn, James van Riemsdyk, Simon Gagne, Ville Leino, Daniel Carcillo, Steve Eminger, Jeff Halpern, Brian Boyle, Jody Shelley, John Carlson, Taylor Pyatt, Steve Downie, Wayne Simmonds and James Neal. Additional players have been added to the “Operation Hat Trick” charity-game roster. Henrik Lundqvist, Steven Stamkos, Daniel Alfredsson, Corey Perry, Marc Staal, P.K. Subban, Justin Williams, Andy Greene, David Clarkson, Dan Girardi, Matt Martin, and the great Martin Brodeur have eachagreed to lend their on-ice talents.
With all the NHL fans in the region starving for hockey thanks to the lockout, there should be a big turnout for the event.
Nearly 11,000 people came out for the charity game, which has been hailed as a big success by organizers, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the victims of Sandy.
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