RBC Capital Markets, National Hockey League greats of the New York Rangers, & the Garden of Dreams Foundation join forces to present virtual event & raise critical funds to support families in the fight against pediatric cancer
NEW YORK, April 21, 2021 – Ronald McDonald House New York (RMH-NY) will host its 27th Annual Skate with the Greats virtually on April 21 at 7:00 PM, which will raise critical funds to advance its mission of providing temporary housing, care and support for pediatric cancer patients and their families.
The event – sponsored by RBC Capital Markets – will feature an honorary New York Rangers jersey presentation to a family at RMH-NY, the New York Rangers Fanatic Madison Squares Trivia Game, a New York Rangers Fanatic Fan Cam video contest, a silent auction and more.
“Skate with the Greats is an incredibly special event for our organization, and we are thrilled to present a unique virtual program with the iconic New York Rangers. We are grateful to RBC Capital Markets, the Garden of Dreams Foundation, MSG and all who have partnered with us to bring this year’s digital event to life,” said Ruth C. Browne, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House New York. “Funds raised during the event will be critically important in supporting our families as they experience the most difficult fight of their lives during a global pandemic. We encourage all New Yorkers to help our families in the battle against pediatric cancer by joining us on April 21.”
“RBC is honored to sponsor Skate with the Greats for our twelfth year running. Our longstanding partnership with Ronald McDonald House New York was tested this year by the pandemic, but our commitment to raise awareness and provide support for pediatric cancer patients and their families never wavered,” said Bobby Grubert, Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets. “We are dedicated to helping our clients thrive and communities prosper. While this is currently happening in a virtual capacity, we look forward to being back at the House volunteering, serving dinners to families and getting to know the kids behind those brave, smiling faces.”
During the virtual event, Jackson and his family will speak about their experience staying at the House over the past three years while 5-year-old Jackson has been receiving treatment. In addition to providing housing in close proximity to Jackson’s treatment, RMH-NY has helped his mother Crystal navigate daily challenges while also providing various programs for his sister Abigail to enjoy at the House. Additionally, RMH-NY made it possible for the family to experience two New York Rangers games together during their stay at the House, which was particularly special for Abigail as she is an avid fan of the team. During the program, the New York Rangers will present the family with an honorary team jersey.
Following the presentation, a special tribute will be made to RMH-NY Board Member James F. Flanagan, COO/vice chairman and managing partner at PwC, for his contributions and ongoing commitment to Ronald McDonald House New York.
Ronald McDonald House New York is proud to partner with “The world’s most famous delicatessen,” Carnegie Deli in support of the event. On Wednesday, April 21st, Carnegie Deli will donate a portion of all sales from their online store in honor of RMH-NY’S Virtual Skate with the Greats. Participants can get the authentic New York deli delivered to their doorstep while also supporting an impactful charity by making a purchase at www.carnegiedeli.com anytime on April 21st.
It's simple. You shop, we give. When you make a purchase today on CarnegieDeli.com, a portion of the proceeds will go directly to RMH-NY. Who says you can't have your cheesecake and eat it too?
Appearances by New York Rangers greats will include Rod Gilbert, Brian Leetch, Ron Duguay, Adam Graves, Ron Greschner, Tom Laidlaw, Stephane Matteau, and more.
The participation of the New York Rangers is made possible through a partnership with the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit organization that works with MSG Entertainment, MSG Sports and MSG Networksto bring life changing opportunities to young people in need. Major event sponsors include RBC Capital Markets, Bloomberg Philanthropies, GIII Apparel Group Ltd., PwC, American International Group, Inc., and GNYHA Ventures.
To register for the 27th Annual Skate with the Greats, please visit: https://www.rmh-newyork.org/blogs/events/skate-with-the-greats.
Located on East 73rd Street in New York, RMH-NY serves families throughout all five boroughs of New York City, in addition to families across every state in the U.S. and around the world. Approximately 40% of families are international.
About Ronald McDonald House New York
Located on East 73rd Street in New York, Ronald McDonald House New York (RMH-NY) is New York City’s House. The organization provides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a strong, supportive and caring environment that encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. RMH-NY has served more than 59,000 families throughout all five boroughs of New York City, across the U.S. and around the world, and approximately 40% of families are international. Its 11-story, 79,000 square-foot House features 95 guestrooms – including six post-transplant suites – four full guest kitchens, laundry facilities, two outdoor terraces, private libraries, a dining room, living room and more. At the House, families are welcomed with love and comfort, and lifelong friendships are formed among people who understand what it’s like to cope with such a devastating diagnosis. RMH-NY’s programs help to provide families a sense of normalcy, including wellness programs, educational tutors, music, art, transportation, activities for siblings, holiday and birthday parties, specialized support groups and more. The organization’s presence extends well beyond the confines of the House, as RMH-NY is also committed to positively impacting communities across the five boroughs. Through partnerships with 16 of the city’s leading hospitals, RMH-NY provides critical services to families with children undergoing cancer treatment at these hospitals. For more information, or to learn how to volunteer or donate, please visit rmh-newyork.org.
About Carnegie Deli
You were nobody ‘til somebody bough you lunch at the Carnegie Deli. Founded in 1937 and located just offstage from Manhattan’s theater district, it became THE iconic spot for entertainers, celebrities, and comics to eat sandwiches the size of their heads. We are known for our gargantuan sandwiches, smoked and cured meats, potato knishes and our creamy cheesecake. The Carnegie Deli brings an authentic New York deli experience to deli lovers from all over the world.
About RBC Capital Markets
RBC Capital Markets is a premier global investment bank providing expertise in banking, finance and capital markets to corporations, institutional investors, asset managers and governments around the world. We serve clients from 70 offices in 15 countries across North America, the UK, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Our more than 7,400 professionals deliver the experience and insights required to raise capital, access markets, mitigate risk and acquire or dispose of assets for clients worldwide. We are consistently ranked, by third-party sources, among the 10 largest and most significant investment banks globally.
RBC Capital Markets is part of a leading, diversified provider of financial services, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Operating since 1869, RBC is one of the largest banks in the world and the fifth largest in North America, as measured by market capitalization. With a strong capital base and consistent financial performance, RBC is among a small group of highly rated global banks. For more information, visithttps://www.rbccm.com/en/ .
About the Garden of Dreams Foundation
The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit charity dedicated to bringing life changing opportunities to young people in need. In partnership with MSG Entertainment, MSG Sports and MSG Networks - including the Knicks, Rangers and Rockettes, Westchester Knicks, famed showplaces, TAO Group Hospitality and two sports and entertainment television networks - Garden of Dreams provides young people in our communities with access to educational and skills opportunities; mentoring programs; and memorable experiences that enhance their lives, help shape their futures and create lasting joy. All of the Foundation’s activities are driven by four guiding principles – Education, Inspiration, Grants and Moments of Joy – and target young people facing illness or financial challenges, as well as children of uniformed personnel who have been lost or injured while serving our communities. Since its inception in 2006, the Garden of Dreams Foundation has impacted more than 375,000 young people and their families.
About the New York Rangers Hockey Club
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences. The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston. Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams – the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming. In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival. Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com
About Madison Square Garden Sports Corp.
Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. (MSG Sports) is a leading professional sports company, with a collection of assets that includes: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams – the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, an NBA 2K League franchise. MSG Sports also operates two professional sports team performance centers – the MSG Training Center in Greenburgh, NY and the CLG Performance Center in Los Angeles, CA. More information is available at www.msgsports.com.