WHAT: Crosstown professional hockey rivals—New York Rangers’ Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk and New York Islanders’ Captain Anders Lee—
will join forces off the ice to help raise money for kids with cancer, co-hosting an afternoon of frisbee-throwing fun during the first annual “Renny Jam” Kan Jam Jamathon to benefit the Jam Kancer in the Kan Foundation. Since 2017, Jambassadors Shattenkirk & Lee have raised more than $600,000 combined for New York-area families affected by cancer.
“Renny Jam” will be held on the longest Saturday of the summer, June 22nd (12pm – 9pm) at the Versa rooftop at the Renaissance Hotel in Midtown NYC, where the two NHL star rivals will be joined by teammates and fans, as well as kids and families who’ve been personally affected by cancer, in facing off against this terrible disease. Proceeds from the “Jamathon” will benefit The Jam Kancer In The Kan Foundation, who will grant wishes to local kids affected by cancer via their partnership with the Marty Lyons Foundation.
In addition to mixing & mingling with the event’s pro-athlete guests, each of the Jamathon’s 2-player fundraising teams will receive a #RennyJam gift bag, a commemorative “Jamathon” participant shirt, complimentary food & beverage items, and the chance to earn additional prizes—from event merchandise and hotel accommodations, to game tickets, signed memorabilia and more.Jamathon Format: 9 hours. 36 teams. 2 people per team. 1 goal.Four 2-player fundraising teams compete during each 1-hour slot (from 12pm-9pm) in a round robin Kan Jam event.
WHEN: Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
218 W 35th Street (5th Floor)
New York, NY 10001
(Entrance on 34th between 7th Ave. & 8th Ave.)
ASSETS/ IMAGES: – High-Res Images & B-Roll
Team Registration: $500 per 2-person team (tax deductible donation); includes the following for each player:
– One Hour of Kan Jam Participation
– #RennyJam Gift Bag
– Commemorative “Jamathon” Participant Shirt
– Complimentary Menu Item
– 2 Drink Tickets
– Chances To Earn Additional Prizes Including Event Merchandise, Hotel Accommodations, NHL Game Tickets, Signed Memorabilia & more.
Spectator Tickets: $125/ea. (tax deductible donation); includes:
– Event Entrance
– 2 Drink Tickets
– One Complimentary Menu Item
The Jam Kancer In The Kan Foundation Fund is a donor-advised fund operating under the umbrella of the Community Foundation of New Jersey. Begun in a New Jersey backyard in 2014, JKITK has raised over $1,100,000 to benefit charities and organizations that provide support to families affected by this disease by staging “Kancer Jam” fundraising events in communities & NHL cities. To learn more, visit www.jamkancerinthekan.com.
The Marty Lyons Foundation (MLF) is a 501C (3) nonprofit organization founded by Marty Lyons, a former NFL defensive lineman for the New York Jets and member of the legendary “New York Sack Exchange.” Marty Lyons was forced to “see the frailty, unfairness and wonder of life”, after experiencing three life-altering events in March of 1982. He was determined to establish a Foundation that would garner hope to children who were fighting unthinkable battles. With the encouragement of his family and friends, he formed the Marty Lyons Foundation in December of 1982. Since that time the organization has worked to keep hope alive in the hearts of thousands of children by providing wishes to put a smile on their face and create memories for them and their families to last a lifetime.