Link – How Islander icon’s passion continues to help community

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cropped-IMG_0073.jpg““To be able to help kids, there’s nothing more fulfilling,” he said. “That’s it.”

That’s Clark Gillies, the Islander who four decades later keeps giving back to the Island.

That’s Clark Gillies, who when asked if it was OK with him to report his brush with cancer, said, “Sure, but don’t make a big deal out of it.””

These are the kinds of guys we rooted for in the early 80’s. The guys I grew up rooting for, and they are why, even through everything that happened in the interim, we still root for the Islanders.

Gillies hasn’t played in 30 years, yet he still manages a foundation that came up with $2 million for Huntington Hospital. Way to go!

How Islander icon’s passion continues to help community

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