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August 4, 2023

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In a touching moment, the New York Rangers and their captain, Jacob Trouba, surprised the brother of a Sandy Hook victim during the team's final game of the season at Madison Square Garden.

Isaiah Marquez-Greene, 18, who survived the tragic 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, was greeted by Trouba on the ice after the game. Trouba not only gifted Isaiah his game-worn jersey, personally signed, but also presented him with a remarkable $60,000 Garden of Dreams Inspire Scholarship for college.

The Garden of Dreams is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with MSG Entertainment and MSG Sports, dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of young people in the region.

Isaiah is not only a survivor but also a passionate hockey player. He has actively participated in Jr. Rangers camps and had the opportunity to attend several Rangers games through the Garden of Dreams Foundation, as shared by MSG Sports.

During their meeting at Madison Square Garden, Isaiah expressed his long-standing admiration for Trouba, dating back to their time in Winnipeg, Canada, where Isaiah's family lived while Trouba played for the Jets.

According to the foundation, Isaiah is an exceptional candidate for the Garden of Dreams Inspire Scholarship. His outstanding academic performance, resilience, and leadership, both on the hockey team and in the community, have made him a shining example.

As he looks ahead to the future, Isaiah has set his sights on attending the University of Connecticut (UConn) and has already been accepted into the school's special law program. This heartwarming surprise scholarship ensures that Isaiah's dreams of pursuing higher education are well-supported and celebrated."

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