Messier Skyway

Tomorrows Childrens FundWhen the entire New York Rangers family honors Mark Messier in a pregame ceremony on Jan. 12, The Captain will be presented with gifts in appreciation of his years with the team and his countless humanitarian efforts on behalf of people in the New York area.

One very special gift will be presented on behalf of all Rangers fans. This gift from the fans will be a donation to the Tomorrows Children's Fund, which is dedicated to helping children and their families in their fight against cancer and serious blood disorders.

Mark began his relationship with the Tomorrows Children's Fund when he came to the Rangers in 1991. Over the years, he has helped raise awareness of TCF, as well as millions of dollars for its children. TCF recently recognized this commitment with construction of the Mark Messier Skyway for Tomorrows Children, an indoor pedway that connects the new Women's and Children's Pavilions at Hackensack University Medial Center. Mark has worked tirelessly to help make this skyway a hockey fantasyland for children at the hospital, and no gift from his fans could mean more to him than their continued support for this project.

Our gift from Rangers fans is about helping Mark realize his dreams for TCF and the Skyway. Every dollar makes a difference and increases the overall contribution from fans. All money raised for TCF between now and Jan. 11 will be recognized as part of Mark's gift. To make a contribution to TCF in Mark's honor, go to:

TCF is also offering a selection of Messier-related items for purchase between now and Jan. 11. These include a limited-edition print commemorating Mark's career, a puck with your name on it encased for public viewing in the skyway, and tickets to Mark Messier Night at Madison Square Garden. All proceeds will go toward the Mark Messier Skyway for Tomorrows Children. To view the items available for purchase go to:

You can also contribute to Mark's gift by participating in an online silent auction for eight other unique items ranging from game-worn Messier skates to the chance to watch a Rangers game from Mark's personal seats at Madison Square Garden. To take part in the auction, go to:

We thank you in advance for helping us make Mark Messier Night even more memorable.