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Press Releases / 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2011

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER, RUSSIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION AND NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER GAME BETWEEN FDNY HOCKEY TEAM AND RUSSIAN FIREFIGHTERS

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano, New York Daily News C.E.O. William Holiber, and Russian American Foundation Vice President Rina Kirshner, will announce the first ever meeting between the FDNY Hockey Team and the EMERCOM Russian firefighters at the quarters of Engine 39/Ladder 16 on Monday, June 13, at 11 a.m.

The historic battle on ice will take place on June 18th at Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn. A second game will take place there on June 19th, featuring former New York Rangers and members of the FDNY Hockey Team side by side against a team of USSR Legends. Both games are part of the 9th Annual Russian Heritage Festival in New York City.

"These hockey games this weekend speak to a bond that all firefighters have, no matter where they are from, or where they were born," said Commissioner Cassano. "Later this summer, we will see that bond on full display once again when the 2011 World Police and Fire Games come to New York City."

Proceeds from this weekend's games will go to the FDNY Widows and Children's Fund, in remembrance of the upcoming 10th Anniversary of September 11th.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano, NY Daily News C.E.O. William Holiber, Russian American Foundation Vice President Rina Kirshner, Members of the FDNY Hockey Team, Members of the EMERCOM Russian Firefighters team, USSR Legend Valeri Kamensky

WHERE:

Quarters of Engine 39/Ladder 16 - 157 East 67 Street, Manhattan

WHEN:

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 11 a.m.

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Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon & Frank Dwyer, (FDNY)
(718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

 

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