Ilan Shterenberg

Ilan Shterenberg's Fundraiser

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$6,625 towards $6,500

Imagine this moment: watching a child with special needs, who has a chance to ride a bike with their parents and siblings at their side. They gently push the pedals, pick up a little speed, and realize they can ride a bike - just like any other kid!

Let’s Make More Moments Like This. Together!

My name is Ilan Shterenberg, and I’m a Young Ambassador for the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation, class of 2022.

The Henrik Lundqvist Foundation was founded in 2014 by New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and his wife Therese to make a difference in the lives of children and their families throughout the world, in the areas of health and education. The Young Ambassadors program was developed because the HLF believes in the incredible power of young people to make a difference in the world, and the HLF wanted to give youth a platform to do just that!

The program is typically open to young men and women ages 12-18, who reside in NY, NJ or CT, but was briefly expanded to the DC area when Henrik Lundqvist was expected to play for the Washington Capitals. This year I am proud to be the only HLFYA to represent the DC area. This year’s term for HLFYAs runs from January to November of 2022.

As a Young Ambassador, I am working on an independent service project in collaboration and support from the Washington Capitals, the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation and Freedom Concepts to provide a very deserving child with a Capitals Adaptive Bike.

I love hockey and I’m a hockey goalie myself. The hockey community has been amazing! It inspired me, provided me with some of the best experiences, and has taught me a lot of valuable life lessons! This Dream Bike project combines two things I am really passionate about - helping people and hockey.

An adaptive bike is not only customized to support the rider and to provide necessary physical therapy, but it can also help to improve a child’s life, including cognitive abilities, academics, and self-esteem. It will also allow the child to experience activities with others! An adaptive bike can quite literally last someone a lifetime, as it is adjustable and grows with the child!

Click HERE to read Lamar's story. Lamar is the recipient of this bike.