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Photos from the 2007 New Jersey Devils Back-to-School Backpack Event
September 4, 2007

On Tuesday, September 4, 2007 the New Jersey Devils hockey team partnered with The Newark Public Library for a special back-to-school event. Local students were invited to learn about hockey and receive a special backpack to get ready for the upcoming school year.

Special guests at the event included Michael Gilfillan, Vice Chairman of Devils Renaissance Development, LLC, and former Devils forward Rob Skrlac, who greeted the young people and signed autographs.

The Devils will also be co-sponsoring a special story contest for students in grades 1-8. Entitled, Newark, Hockey and Me, the contest will allow children to write a story about the relationship between the Devils, the Newark community, and the kids themselves. The contest begins on October 1, and all entries are due (on the official booklet) by January 18, 2007.

Click here to read more about the official rules and requirements for the contest.


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Former Devils' left wing Rob Skrlac with Newark students
 

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Mike Gilfillan, Vice Chairman of Devils Renaissance Development, LLC, with Library Director Wilma J. Grey
 

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Mo Butler, president of Newark Now, with Mike Gilfillan
 

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Library staff get ready to distribute the backpacks.
 

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Former Devil Rob Skrlac signs an autograph for a young fan.
 

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Rob Skrlac shows hockey equipment to one of the Newark students.
 

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Rob Skrlac signs an autograph for a young lady as Mike Gilfillan looks on.
 

Photo credits: The Newark Public Library

 

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