Sparta — Attention all NHL fans: On Saturday, February 24 at 7 pm, not only will the New Jersey Devils battle their local rival the New York Islanders, but the Devils will retire the jersey of the one and only Patrik Elias! As part of his Jersey Retirement Event, the first 9,000 fans will receive a limited edition Elias mini banner. For New Jersey Devils fans this will be a cherished collector’s item and a can’t-miss event. Doors open at 5 pm at the Prudential Center in Newark. All general admission tickets are sold out, however the Sparta Education Foundation’s third Annual Night with the New Jersey Devils fundraiser tickets are available now through December 1 or while tickets last. Tickets can be ordered at SEFDevilsNight.info. A portion of each $75 ticket sold goes to the Sparta Education Foundation. “These tickets make great holiday gifts. A Devil’s fan would be elated to receive one of these sought-after tickets as a gift. In addition, everyone who buys their tickets from the Sparta Education Foundation will get the opportunity to go on the ice and be part of a group photo. How cool is that?” said Donna Spinetta, SEF Trustee and event chair.“Get your tickets now as they will go fast. I can’t wait to get mine and watch the jersey of the legendary Patrik Elias be raised to the roof!” said SEF President Danielle Dykstra.For questions or more information, contact Donna Spinetta at email@example.com or 973-951-1072.Since 2006, the Sparta Education Foundation has funded over $879,000 in grants to all five of Sparta’s public schools. The Foundation is an all-volunteer, independent, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to engage the entire community in philanthropic giving. Visit spartaeducationfoundation.org for more information about joining or volunteering.Photo caption: A post-game group assembles on the ice at Prudential Center for the Sparta Education Foundation’s 2016 Night With The New Jersey Devils fundraiser.