UBS and the New York Islanders announce a 5-year partnership with 43 Oak Foundation and a $1M commitment to increasing diversity in hockey.


PLAYER FEATURES

Representation matters. 43 Oak Foundation mentor Sky Silverstein was the only person of color on his hockey team. Now, he’s helping diversify the game for future generations. Watch the feature above to learn more about the 24-year-old from Riverhead, NY.

Inspired by NHL legend Willie O’Ree, Hassan Abdul-Mutakabbir wants to be the hardest worker on the ice. Watch the feature above to learn about the 14-year-old.

Lance Spencer has been playing hockey since he was 3 years old. Watch the feature above to learn more about the Harlem native.

Romeo Torain started playing at 3 years old after watching his brother. Learn about the 21-year-old from Washington Heights and his family above.


HOCKEY IS FOR EVERYONE™

This partnership solidifies the commitment of UBS and the New York Islanders to our local community in and around UBS Arena, the growth of the sport, and diversity within the game of hockey. New York Islanders staff with support from Islanders alumni, 43 Oak staff, and UBS hockey team volunteers will conduct clinics and provide meaningful engagement opportunities for participants.

43 OAK FOUNDATION

The 43 Oak Foundation is an accredited 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving youth in the New York Metropolitan Area ages 13-22 (Grade 8 to seniors in college). They provide transportation, equipment, ice time, funding for travel hockey leagues and tournaments and other vital resources for the players.

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