Rangers ‘Be A Hero’ Day
On October 9th, Garden of Dreams and the New York Rangers joined forces for “Be A Hero Day” where local heroes from the NYPD, FDNY and Wounded Warrior Project worked with our children to show them what it takes to be “Be A Hero” for a day! Over 150 children from our partner organizations Harlem Dowling, New York Edge and WHEDco split between the Police Academy, Fire Academy and Intrepid Museum to learn more about their duties and responsibilities.
At the Police Academy, children from Harlem Dowling as well as Rangers players Neal Pionk and Brett Howden experienced a training course for cadets, a mock courtroom, and police cars. At the Fire Academy, Rangers player Vinni Lettieri and children from New York Edge learned how to put out a car fire, to use a fire hose, save someone from a building, and save someone in a subway car. For the Intrepid Museum, our kids from WHEDco and Rangers player Tony DeAngelo toured the aircraft carrier with warriors from Wounded Warrior Project and veterans who served on the USS Intrepid.
A special thank you to our partners at NYPD, FDNY and Wounded Warrior Project for making “Be A Hero Day” so memorable for our youth!