This is the kind of event you can find only in New York: a charity hockey game sponsored by a famous comic book creator pitting New York City policemen against former NHL pros. The Stan Lee Foundation, a public charity promoting literacy, education, and the arts, is sponsoring Rivals for Relief, with proceeds going to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. At stake is the Stan Lee Cup, which may soon inspire more bragging rights than the Stanley Cup. Added bonus: Catch an appearance by former NFL pro quarterback, current ESPN commentator, and hockey enthusiast Boomer Esiason. Slap-shot it out for a great cause!

Sun., March 24, 7 p.m., 2013

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