Ridgewood, NY In keeping with their slogan, “multiply the good,” Ridgewood Savings Bank has again teamed up with the New York Islanders, pledging to donate $10 to local charities for every save made by an Islanders goalie this season. So far, past the halfway point in the season, the “Save with Ridgewood” sponsorship has led to nearly $20,000 in donations.
“The Islanders goalies have made 1,999 saves, as of today,” said Leonard Stekol, Ridgewood Bank’s President and COO, “which means we’re on pace for donating more than $20,000 again this year.”
“With the funds raised so far, we’ve donated $10,000 to the Prospect Park Alliance for its free “Sticks and Skates presented by HSS” weekly kid’s clinics,” said Domenico Ciaccio, AVP, Community Relations for Ridgewood. “We are so pleased to help out the Brooklyn community. That money goes to providing children with the helmets, sticks, pucks, elbow pads, gloves and with a chance to learn how to play hockey.”
As the Islanders goalies continue to make saves, future money will also be donated to Brooklyn Community Housing and Services (BCHS). BCHS is committed to ending homelessness in Brooklyn, providing short-term, transitional and permanent housing services. “We are extremely grateful for the generous support of Ridgewood Savings Bank and the Islanders. The funds from “Save with Ridgewood” will help us provide vital housing and homelessness prevention services for at-risk individuals and families in Brooklyn,” said Jeff Nemetsky, BCHS Executive Director.
Fans can track saves and make donations as the season progresses on the Islanders’ website (www.newyorkislanders.com/RSBsave). Last year, with this program, Ridgewood Savings Bank donated $22,410 to charities. Let’s hope the Islanders goalies continue to rack up the saves and wins – and multiply the good.