If you're going to come out to Saturday (9/24) night's preseason game, I would ask you to strongly consider helping your community beforehand.
I realize that there are a lot of good causes out there, and many of you give your time and money generously, but this is something that may directly save a life: The American Red Cross blood drive.
Hopefully you or your loved ones will never be in a situation where you need blood, but if you do it is comforting to know that a supply will be available. It's more important than you think.
As a "thank you" from the New York Islanders, you'll also receive a pair of tickets to a future weeknight game (first 200 fans). So it's a win-win all around.
For more information, please see the official website. I hope you'll think about giving.