NEW YORK, NY – FEB. 12, 2020

SIXTH ANNUAL MIKEY STRONG CHARITY HOCKEY GAME PRESENTED BY M&M’S® FRIDAY, MARCH 27 AT PRUDENTIAL CENTER BENEFITS SPINAL CORD RESEARCH AND QUALITY OF LIFE INITIATIVES

ALL-STAR GAME FEATURES FORMER PROFESSIONAL NHL PLAYERS TO BENEFIT NICHOLS FAMILY TRUST AND CHRISTOPHER & DANA REEVE FOUNDATION NOTABLE NHL ALUMNI, INCLUDING HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES, FROM THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS, ISLANDERS AND RANGERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE TWO-PERIOD CHARITY GAME WHICH WILL BE HOSTED BY WFAN’S BOOMER AND GIO

Prudential Center, Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the unrivaled leader in sports radio, and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation have announced the Sixth Annual Mikey Strong Charity Hockey Game, presented by M&M’S, to benefit spinal cord research and quality of life initiatives on Friday, March 27, 2020, at 7 p.m. at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti, hosts of Entercom station WFAN (WFAN-FM/AM) morning show “Boomer & Gio,” will host the two-period charity game and be joined by notable NHL Alumni, including, Bruce Driver, Colin White, Marek Zidlicky, Randy Velischek, Jim Dowd, Tommy Albelin and Ken Daneyko.

Media may click HERE to download still images and HERE for a video recap and footage from the 2019 game, featuring former Notable NHL alumni Ken Daneyko, Kevin Westgarth, Rick DiPietro, Alexei Kovalev and Marek Zidlicky.

General Admission tickets are priced at $25 and are on sale now at NewJerseyDevils.com/MikeyStrong. Prudential Center doors will open at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m. First 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a voucher for two complimentary tickets to a select Devils game during the 2020-21 season and a voucher for two complimentary tickets to a select Yankees game during the 2020 season.

Fans should tag #MikeyStrong, #JoinReeve, @Prucenter and @ReeveFoundation in their social media posts as they prepare the Sixth Annual Mikey Strong Charity Hockey Game, presented by M&M’S at Prudential Center.

Proceeds from the game will go to the Nichols Family Trust to provide for Nichols’ medical needs, as well as the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, which is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for individuals living with paralysis. The presenting sponsor, M&M’S, is also returning for a fourth year to help raise awareness for Nichols and his work to elevate the needs of the paralysis community.

The Mikey Strong charity hockey game is an event I look forward to every year,” said Mike Nichols. “Each year the game continues to grow and I’m extremely grateful for that. I’ve always been a huge hockey fan and a big sports radio fan and seeing my two worlds collide with the common goal of creating a world without wheelchairs is special to me. Hockey is more than just a game. It’s a community of strong, like minded people, who won’t give up.”

In January 2014, Nichols sustained a spinal cord injury during a varsity hockey game when he was checked from behind, fracturing his C5 vertebrae. Following the accident, the Monroe Township student received a flood of support from the hockey community, including the New Jersey Devils, as well as WFAN. Six years later, Nichols now pays forward his gratitude by serving as an ambassador for the Reeve Foundation to help speed the development of treatments for spinal cord injury.

“We’re honored to once again play a role in the 6th annual Mikey Strong Charity Hockey Game, an event that perennially serves as a powerful testament of strength and display of inspiration,” said Esiason. “This partnership allows us to support two selfless organizations in their mission to support those living with paralysis and raise awareness and funds to improve their quality of life.”

We are thrilled to bring the Mikey Strong Charity Hockey Game back to Prudential Center for the sixth year in a row”, said Jake Reynolds, President, New Jersey Devils. “This is a truly special event and we are proud to support Mikey Nichols’ and the Reeve Foundation’s quest to curing spinal cord injury. It is inspiring to see so many legendary former NHL players come together on the ice to support this noble event.”

“We’ve been able to build an incredible bond with Mikey Nichols for the last six years; he’s a local hero and has done so much for spinal cord research in partnership with Reeve Foundation,” said Ken Daneyko, Devils Alumni and MSG Network Analyst. “Our annual Mikey Strong game is a fun way to get back on the ice and see the hockey community come together for a wonderful event.”

Since its inaugural charity game, over $400,000 has been raised to benefit the Nichols Family Trust and the Reeve Foundation. Funds raised from the Mikey Strong Charity Hockey Game will support the advancement of innovative research and the development of life-changing treatments for spinal cord injury. One of the research programs that Nichols has been a strong advocate for is The Big Idea, the Reeve Foundation’s most ambitious scientific endeavor to study the impact of epidural stimulation on individuals who have been completely paralyzed for years.

Epidural stimulation has enabled research participants to regain functions once thought to be lost following spinal cord injury. These functions range from standing, moving their legs, as well as autonomic improvements like enhanced bowel, bladder and sexual function. Most recently, epidural stimulation made international headlines when three separate research teams reported that individuals with both complete and incomplete spinal cord injury were able to take steps over ground with limited assistance as a result of the device and intensive rehabilitation. Currently, through The Big Idea, the Reeve Foundation is working to fund epidural stimulation on a larger, more diverse patient group in an effort to fast-track the therapy to the forefront of care. Simultaneously, there are efforts underway to develop more sophisticated technology that may allow people living with SCI to maintain balance, continue to bear weight and work toward stepping in the presence of epidural stimulation.

Presenting partner, M&M’S is returning for a third consecutive year to help raise awareness for Nichols and his efforts to elevate the needs of the paralysis community. M&M’S brand logos will be featured throughout the game via a custom dasherboard takeover and digital signage.

“M&M’S is proud to return for a fourth year sponsoring this great event. Mikey Nichols is an inspiration to all of us and M&M’S couldn’t be happier to support him and his charity,” said Ray Amati, Media Director, Mars Wrigley Confectionary.

For more information on the Sixth Annual Mike Nichols Charity Hockey Game, please visit NewJerseyDevils.com/MikeyStrong.

About Entercom

Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).

About Prudential Center

Prudential Center is the world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. The arena is also home to the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, which opened its doors to the public on October 2017. The 8,200-square-foot experience marks the first GRAMMY Museum outpost on the East Coast, and features a dynamic combination of educational programming and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a spotlight on legendary GRAMMY winners from New Jersey. Ranked in the Top 8 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, with over 1.7 million guests annually. For more information about Prudential Center, visit PruCenter.com and follow the arena on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PruCenter. Prudential Center is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.

About the New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils are part of the 31-team National Hockey League, with teams throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1982, they are currently in their 37th season in the Garden State. During that time, the team has won three Stanley Cup Championships: 1995, 2000 and 2003. Follow the Devils at www.NewJerseyDevils.com, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The New Jersey Devils organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.

About MikeyStrong 23

The goal of MikeyStrong23 is to bring awareness to spinal cord injuries and raise funds for the Nichols Family Trust as well as spinal cord research.

About the Reeve Foundation

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by advancing innovative research and improving quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis. We meet all 20 of the Better Business Bureau’s standards for charity accountability and hold the BBB’s Charity Seal. For more information, please visit our website at www.ChristopherReeve.org, follow the Reeve Foundation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or call 800-225-0292.

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Media Contacts:

For Entercom

Jennifer Morales

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For the New Jersey Devils/Prudential Center

Pete Albietz

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Corinne Weltman

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For the Reeve Foundation and Nichols Family

Rita Gentles

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For Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment | New Jersey Devils | Prudential Center

Lara Toscani Weems

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Liz Klotzbach

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