September 11, 2009 4:18 PM
When I was growing up, watching the Islanders of old in the early part of this decade, there were a handful of players that I admired. One was Steve Webb, who fought hard every shift, and played with a blue-collar attitude with which so many Long Islanders could relate.
I was not surprised when I saw the main story on the Islanders website this morning. Webb, the founder of the W20 Foundation, is going to bike from Petersborough, Ontario Canada to Uniondale, NY - a 650 mile journey.
With a goal of riding about 65 miles a day, Webb, who works in the Islanders player development department, will raise money and awareness for Long Island youth hockey players and "give them the ability to receive a partial scholarship towards either a specialized high school program and/or an undergraduate course of study at an accredited college or university," according to the team's website. He also teamed up with the Baycrest Foundation for Alzheimer's care and research awareness and part of the money will go to the cause. Well done, Steve.
(Photo Courtesy NYI)