Long Island University men’s ice hockey team will partner with the Alzheimer’s Association for an awareness game when they take on Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Northwell Health Ice Center.
Throughout the game, there will be a 50/50 raffle with donations benefiting Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Nassau. The hockey team will also be featured guests at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Nassau on Sunday, Oct. 1 at Eisenhower Park Field 6/6A in East Meadow.
“Long Island University Hockey is proud to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association,” said Ryan Kelly, director of athletics at Long Island University. “We look forward to collaborating to make this a great experience for the community and our student-athletes.”
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease—a leading cause of death in the United States. In New York alone, there are more than 410,000 people living with the disease and 546,000 friends and family caring for them.
Representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter will be at the game to share information and answer questions.
“Thank you to Long Island University Athletics for helping the Alzheimer’s Association raise awareness and funds for families facing the disease,” said Tinamarie Hardekopf, director of development for the Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter. We look forward to attending the game and cheering on the team as they play Penn State.”
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To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit act.alz.org/nassau.