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New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center Season of Giving Raising Over $1Million in Donations for New Jersey Charities

Through 8 events, the ‘Season of Giving’ raised more than $1.1 million in donations

Friday, 12.27.2013 / 10:38 AM ET / Community
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New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center Season of Giving Raising Over $1Million in Donations for New Jersey Charities
New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center Season of Giving Raising Over $1Million in Donations for New Jersey Charities

Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center are proud to be a part of the New Jersey community, and take pride in rallying the organization with our fans and partners to help those in need. Through 8 events, the ‘Season of Giving’ raised more than $1.1 million in donations by the Devils and Prudential Center, and the tremendous support of fan-driven donation drives, community holiday experiences, and donations through Devils Care.

2013 SEASON OF GIVING BY THE NUMBERS

$1.1 million in monetary and ticket donations

21,000 pounds of food for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey

3,000 coats for Jersey Cares

3,000 toys for Toys for Tots and the US Marine Corps

250 hours spent with youth organizations




“It is inspiring to see the care and compassion that our fans have for their community,” said Devils and Prudential Center President Hugh Weber. “We have the unique opportunity to mobilize a passionate group among our organization, fans and partners, and really make an impact during this holiday season.”

The Season of Giving began with annual donation nights that have become a Devils holiday tradition. This year’s donation drives brought in over 21,000 pounds of food during the annual Food Drive (November 15 vs. Los Angeles) for Community Food Bank of New Jersey, four times the largest amount that has been raised in past collections. Over 3,000 coats were collected for Jersey Cares during the Coat Drive (November 30 vs. Buffalo), while more than 3,000 toys were collected for Toys for Tots and the US Marine Corps during this week’s Toy Drive (December 18 vs. Ottawa).

Earlier this week, the Devils and Prudential Center hosted Spark Academy at the Rock, providing the fourth grade students a true magical holiday experience, complete with a tour of the Rock, ice skating, games, visits from NJ Devil and holiday gifts.

Smiles were the best medicine during the Devils annual visits to eight local area hospitals with players making stops at pediatric wards, spending time with the children and bringing Devils gifts to those who aren’t able to be home for the holidays.

More than $1.1 million has been raised in monetary, and hockey and entertainment tickets donations to local families in need, community groups and non-profit organizations. Donations were made from Devils Care, the charitable foundation of the arena and team, through this season as well. Over $60,000 was given to the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund, the project founded by New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie, while $5,000 was presented to the Newark Public Schools Visual and Entertainment Arts Program. This donation serves as a commitment to the local community and to the school system with plans to grow this relationship further in 2014.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59