Blackhawks’ Assistant Coach Kevin Dineen to bring Stanley Cup to Saratoga
The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and the Chicago Blackhawks’ Assistant Coach Kevin Dineen have partnered to bring the Stanley Cup to the Saratoga Race Track on Monday, August 10th. The Blackhawks won the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals over the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. Each player and coach from the NHL champion team gets one day with Lord Stanley’s Cup, the oldest trophy in professional sports.
Community members will have an opportunity to meet Coach Dineen from 1:30-3:30pm at the Community Outreach Booth and have their picture taken with the Stanley Cup for a donation to the Double H Ranch.
“My family and I are thrilled to be able to share our Stanley Cup experience with the community at the Saratoga Race Course. We enjoy a few days at the track each summer, and we could not ask for a better venue to share the Cup with the local horse and hockey fans,” said Coach Dineen. “We’re also excited to incorporate a fundraiser for the Double H Ranch into our day with the Cup. The opportunity to raise money and awareness for the Double H Ranch, and support their campers who are facing illness, will make our day infinitely more special.”
Assistant Coach Kevin Dineen is a retired professional hockey player who played 19 seasons in the NHL from 1984-2003, has coached the Canadian women’s national team in the Olympics, Canada’s under-18 men’s team, and was the former head coach of the Florida Panthers.
The mission of the Double H Ranch is to provide specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. All programs are FREE of charge and capture the magic of the Adirondacks. For more information on the Double H Ranch visit www.doublehranch.org or call 518-696-5676.