New York Islanders to Celebrate Nonprofit Warrior-Scholar Project on Veterans Day, Nov. 11

ELMONT, N.Y. — OCT. 26, 2023 — National nonprofit Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) is excited to announce that it has been selected as one of the beneficiaries of the New York Islanders Hockey with a Heart program as the Islanders take on the Washington Capitals at UBS Arena for Military Appreciation Night on Sat., Nov. 11, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. EST. With every ticket sold, $5 will be donated to WSP to support enlisted veterans pursuing higher education. The public can purchase tickets via this link

During the game’s first intermission, WSP’s CEO Ryan Pavel will participate in an in-game interview as part of the Community Corner spotlight, where he’ll share with fans how WSP empowers veterans to succeed in higher education. 

For those who can’t support in person, WSP invites New York state residents to participate in the night’s online 50/50 raffle, a portion of which will also go towards the nonprofit’s mission. Raffle tickets benefiting WSP go on sale the morning of Nov. 11, and can be purchased here the day of. 

Warrior-Scholar Project is a national nonprofit that propels enlisted veterans toward success in higher education and beyond. Offered at no cost to service members without a bachelor’s degree, WSP’s academic boot camps introduce veterans to college-level material while learning strategies to become better students. Learn more at  

About Warrior-Scholar Project

An official partner of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) is a national nonprofit that empowers enlisted veterans and service members to excel at four-year universities. WSP’s flagship program helps veterans gain skills required for college success and support for the cultural shift from the military to higher education via intensive one- to two-week academic boot camps at top-tier schools. During the immersive experience, students are housed on campus and engage in challenging discussions with accomplished professors while receiving tailored instruction on key skills like analytical reading and college-level writing. WSP also offers workshops tailored to address the unique needs of veterans enrolled in community colleges and targeted programming for marginalized veterans, such as its Women Veterans Empowerment Dialogues. Warrior-Scholar Project offers programs at public and private colleges and universities nationwide. For more information, visit

About New York Islanders

The New York Islanders Hockey Club is the proud winner of four Stanley Cup Championships and a record nineteen consecutive playoff series victories. The Islanders have had nine members inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and play in the National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference. The Islanders Children’s Foundation has helped countless youngsters in need around the world since its inception. Donations are raised through the efforts of our players, management, and employees, along with our fans and partners. UBS Arena is the team’s state of the art home and features world class premium hospitality, great sightlines from every seat, and a loud and intimate bowl. Isles Lab, the official team store of the New York Islanders, offers fans traditional NHL merchandise, unique collaborations and exclusive products. Isles Lab is located inside UBS Arena or can be shopped online at

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