New York, NY- August 27, 2010:Gray Line New York, New York City's premier double-decker bus and motorcoach tourism company, announced today that New York Rangers' starting goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist will be honored as this month's "Ride of Fame" dedicatee. A ribbon-cutting ceremony where Lundqvist will unveil a personalized Gray Line New York bus with his likeness on the front of the vehicle will take place on 7th Avenue in front of Madison Square Garden on August 31, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.
"I'd like to thank Gray Line New York for their support of the Rangers and particularly their continued support of the Garden of Dreams Foundation," says Henrik Lundqvist." The kids always look forward to the tours of the city, sitting on the upper deck. Being able to now do them on a bus featuring myself and the Rangers is a great honor."
Since 1926, Gray Line New York has been a proud staple of the New York City tourism industry, bringing visitors to all the must-see stops in New York City on its signature red double-decker tour buses. Now with its continuing "Ride of Fame" campaign, Gray Line New York is recognizing and honoring leading New Yorkers, whom they identify as exemplary community figures by bestowing a bus in their fleet to each dedicatee.
"New York City has a very long and prominent history in sports, and we're thrilled to honor the accomplished Henrik Lundqvist for not only his contribution to one of New York's remarkable teams, but also his charitable Garden of Dreams initiative." says David Chien, Director of Marketing for Gray Line New York. "It is important to note that the Ride of Fame celebrates the achievements of 'exemplary New Yorkers', and not simply those of 'native New Yorkers'. Mr. Lundqvist is the perfect example of us non-native New Yorkers contributing."
Lundqvist will be the fourth inductee to be honored by Gray Line New York, for his exemplary representation of New York City. The dedication will include the revealing of Lundqvist's signature, open-top, red double-decker bus that millions of sightseers will be able to "ride" each day moving forward. Gray Line New York's "Ride of Fame" campaign includes a monthly dedication with other commendable New Yorkers to follow.