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I am about to jump head first into an area I never really paid very close attention to – Customer Relations, or PR – whatever you really want to call it.

Now that I am going into my second year as a season ticket holder, I guess I started to notice the things that the organization (and those around the league for that matter) do to keep the fans happy. The Islanders have really been buttering up the fans as of late, which should help to bring in old and new fans alike.

In the past few months alone, let’s look at some of the great things that have come out of the Isles organization.

First and foremost – the NYI Blog Box, A one of a kind opportunity for fans with blogs (much like this one) to be featured on the Islanders website, get a press pass and interview people in the organization.

Isles inspire and the other charities that have started up, whose goals are to help local children and even the youth hockey programs in our area.

Kids Opening Day, with prizes, free DP jerseys and an on ice shootout.

I think it is a great thing to get this involved in the community, because it can only increase awareness about the team.

Now, if only they can get on the Philly thing with those cards featuring free credits for food…….we'd be set.