The New York Islanders are making an incredible gesture for their final regular season game with the Florida Panthers. When the Isles host the Panthers on Monday night, they’ll donate 100 percent of the ticket proceeds to the victims and families of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
The #Isles and BSE are proud to stand with Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS and all those affected by the tragedy in Parkland, Florida.
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) March 25, 2018
The proceeds will be donated to the Broward Education Foundation, a committee responsible for creating and distributing the funds collected for the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund.
What an incredible idea and kind gesture from the Islanders. You might expect some kind of tribute or message on the scoreboard during the game, but the Isles instead decided to show some extreme generosity by donating directly from their ticket sales.
— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) March 26, 2018
As terrible and sad as the shooting in Parkland was, it has brought out the best in many. An opposing franchise making this big of a statement is a complete surprise, but an awesome way of showing that there’s more to life than hockey and what happens on the ice.
While we’d love to see a time where these tragedies don’t happen, the Islanders are proving to be an awesome example of what the world needs to do when one does take place.
Hopefully Isles fans did their part by buying tickets to a game that suddenly has meaning beyond the standings.