On Saturday, January 18, the New York Islanders invited Starlight employees, families, and volunteers to watch them take on the Washington Capitals. It was about more than just enjoying the game; it was also the start of an exciting, new partnership!
Starlight and the Islanders teamed up to produce the first-ever NHL-themed Starlight Hospital Gown. With the help of Islanders’ fans purchasing 50/50 raffle tickets at this game, these gowns will be funded and given to children’s hospitals in the New York area.
Plus, we were joined by some amazing Sirius XM volunteers that helped sell 50/50 tickets and talk with fans about Starlight’s impact.
At the game, Starlight kid Edwin Jr., who is 12 and was born with cerebral palsy, was joined by his mom and dad for his first NHL game.
He even went home with his very own commemorative puck to remember the day!
While the Islanders may not have won the game, the team and their fans came together to raise over $8,000 to fund these Islanders-themed Starlight gowns. We cannot wait to see the smiles and happiness that these gowns bring to hospitalized kids.
Join in on delivering happiness to a seriously ill child by gifting a Starlight Gown today.