1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Uniondale, NY 11553
Description: School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is teaming up with the New York Islanders for Family and Friends Night at Nassau Coliseum . This will take place at two games: on November 16, when the Islanders play against the Detroit Red Wings, and December 17, against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Both games start at 7pm. Tickets for the event are available at a reduced price, starting at $25 (regularly priced at $45). Part of the ticket sales proceeds will go to benefit SBPLI’s annual Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, which will take place March 27-29, 2014 at Hofstra University. The organization will receive half of the 50/50 raffle money if more than 300 tickets are sold through this special offer.
There are a limited amount of tickets for the Red Wings game so order early. During the Lightning game, representatives from SBPLI will have a concourse table set up to speak about the organization and the importance of financially sustaining its FIRST robotics programs. For more information about the events or to purchase tickets, please visit newyorkislanders.com/sbpli or contact Bryan Hess at (516)-501-6824 or [email protected] For more information on SBPLI, please visit sbpli.org.
School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) was founded in 1984 by Fred Breithut with the goal of developing partnerships between local high schools and businesses that would provide students with practical experience and curriculum development, while helping the business community develop its future workforce. Over 100 partnerships have been formed. In 1999, SBPLI brought the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition to Long Island, in which eight high school teams participated. Since then, the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition has grown to 50 teams competing each year. SBPLI also hosts Long Island’s annual FIRST LEGO League Qualifying and Championship Tournaments and the Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo, in which approximately 1,000 elementary and middle school students from Nassau and Suffolk Counties take part each year. For more information, visit www.sbpli.org.
Venue Description: Designed and built by Welton Becket and Associates as an Army/Air Force base was transformed in 1972 into the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Located on Long Island, this arena is home to the New York Islanders (NHL) and hosts a number of entertainment events from classic rock to current pop to children?s shows. Musical icons like Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones graced the Coliseum stage in the 1980s, and it continues to attract pop and rock sensations nearly three decades later. Special events include auto shows, ice skating tours, basketball extravaganzas, and world famous circus acts. This arena seats more than 18,000 ticketholders and is equipped with 17 ticket windows, up to 27 concession locations, 32 luxury suites, a spacious pub and a French bistro.
The stadium is wheelchair-accessible and offers assistance to customers with visual, hearing, or mobility impairments if need be. Tickets for Coliseum-hosted events can be purchased through Ticketmaster (800-745-3000) or the Nassau Coliseum box office (516-794-9300). The office is open Monday-Friday from 9:30am-4:45pm and during events until intermission. Children younger than 2 normally do not need a ticket, but must sit on an adults lap. Some family shows do require children younger than 2 to have a ticket. Special offers apply for group, school, and scout groups; group sales questions can be directed to [email protected]
Nassau Coliseum is located at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale. For more information, call 516-794-9300 or visit nassaucoliseum.com.
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