Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00
The Baldinger brothers weren’t the only professional athletes to give pointers to local youth this summer. On July 14, local campers at the Marjorie Post Park Summer Recreation Program had the opportunity to meet New York Islanders defenseman Freddy Meyer.
As a part of the Islanders I.C.E. Tour, which is an interactive NHL theme park geared toward the younger fan, Meyer spent the morning signing autographs and hanging out with the campers.
The I.C.E. Tour goes out to local schools, community festivals, hockey rinks, local charity events, and other similar functions throughout the course of the year bringing the New York Islanders into Long Island communities.
Well over 200 campers were eagerly awaiting the Islander defenseman’s arrival as they came down to get his autograph. The kids also had the chance to grab a stick and play a game of street hockey.
“It is great coming back to Long Island and visiting with the young fans. I signed some autographs and played a little street hockey with the kids,” said Meyer. “I had the chance to meet every camper and just being able to put a smile on their faces made it a great day.”