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Upcoming Good-Cause Ticket Deals, Lighthouse Youth Tourney

We don't normally use this section for promotions of any kind, but a few good-cause things are going on around the same time that are worthy of mention, of combining here, and might give you a chance for single-game tickets while helping a good cause. If you're aware of other deals like this that benefit nonprofits, feel free to post them in comments.

Lighthouse International Youth Hockey Tournament

*I assume you know this, but the tournament is not in any way affiliated with our irreverent website, Lighthouse Hockey.

The most immediate item is the Lighthouse Tournament. The Islanders promote this on their official website, so you might be aware of it already. It's the 5th annual Lighthouse International Youth Hockey Tournament, and it runs from this past Wednesday through Saturday, bringing youth teams from as far away as Finland and Japan to compete with teams from nearby Long Island and Westchester rinks in a skills competition and round robin tournament.

Most of these visiting pee-wees do not speak English and are visiting the U.S. for the first time -- frankly a pretty cool way Charles Wang has used hockey for broader cultural exchange.

The preliminary games run through Friday, with the championship game Saturday followed by pre-game on-ice ceremonies before the Islanders-Hurricanes game.

Feb. 4 vs. Sabres: Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

On Feb. 4, the Islanders play the Buffalo Sabres. The Islanders are working with the Patchogue Rotary Club to provide their members, friends and families a special night while raising funds for Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is dedicated to providing educational and recreational opportunities to physically and developmentally challenged children and young adults in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

If you want to help this cause, you can order discounted tickets for $65, which includes a pregame buffet, at 5:30. A portion of each ticket sale will go to support Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck: http://camppaquatuck.com/events-children-disabilities-long-island.php

Of course you might not want the buffet and might find a cheaper ticket, but some look at it as a way to help a very worthy group instead of buying an extra beer or nachos or something. If you just want to contribute to the group, they have a donate link here: http://camppaquatuck.com/donate-summer-camp-non-profit-long-island.php

Feb. 11 vs. Kings: Musella Foundation

On Feb. 11 the Islanders have a 1 p.m. game vs. the Los Angeles Kings -- and Kenny Jonsson's night.

Through Feb. 2 (or until this option sells out), you can buy $40 tickets for this game plus a $10 donation (just one donation per order, so if you buy two tickets the total is $90) to help the Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor research.

These tickets are in the End Lodge Mezzanine 200s. Order here: http://virtualtrials.com/hockey/hockey.cfm.

I've personally ordered tickets through this foundation before, which is how I learned about this year's deal.

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On that note, I know the Islanders enable charity and non-profit nights a lot, particularly this time of year. So if you are aware of any other deals for non-profit causes, feel free to post them in comments of this post. If they come up after this FanPost has expired, just post a FanShot or let me know by email and I can mention it in a links post.

For a variety of reasons, we can't have the FanPost area consumed by ticket exchanges and offers, but

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