EPIC Champion Award
During 19 years as the equipment manager for the New York Islanders, Joe McMahon was a critical part of an incredible team and developed lasting friendships with colleagues that also happen to be professional hockey players. Since leaving the Islanders, Joe has rallied his family, friends and members of the National Hockey League to raise funds for charity and make a difference in the fight against liver disease, as well as to help children coping with the death of a loved one.
For the past four years, Joe has also supported the mission of EPIC Long Island through his family foundation, the Lee & Aidan McMahon Foundation. The foundation was created to honor Joe’s young son who succumbed to liver disease while Joe worked for the Islanders, as well as his mother, who found comfort with Hospice Care Network during a long battle with brain cancer. EPIC Long Island is honored to be included among the charitable efforts of the Lee & Aidan McMahon Foundation and grateful for Joe’s personal donation of signed hockey jerseys toward our Live Auction. These coveted items have become an important feature of the Annual Don Luneburg Golf & Tennis Classic and the auction has raised thousands for the programs and services of EPIC Long Island.
Joe’s personal mission is to give back, and, along with his brothers, Michael and Tommy, wife, Dorothy and children, Caroline and Joseph, the McMahon family has been doing just that for over 20 years. EPIC Long Island is honored to recognize the generosity of time and resources that Joe has committed to furthering our mission as well.
It is with deep thanks and appreciation that we honor Joe McMahon with the 2019 EPIC Champion Award for his generosity and partnership.