On Friday, January 17, 2020, join Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins Foundation at the 3rd Annual Patrice Bergeron & 98.5 The Sports Hub Pucks and Paddles. This tournament will feature players from the active Boston Bruins Roster, 98.5 on air talent highest fundraisers, and children from Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. VIP attendees will also enjoy a pre-event meet & greet with members of the team. When purchasing VIP tickets, guests will either choose to be a part of the Gold VIP session or Black VIP session:
VIP Gold Session (SOLD OUT) - Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, Torey Krug and David Krejci
VIP Black Session (SOLD OUT) - Zdeno Chara, Tuukka Rask, David Backes, and Brad Marchand.
Fans have the opportunity to bid for their chance to play ping pong with their favorite Bruins player. The tournament will commence with two select players playing ping pong against two patients from Floating Hospital for Children, followed by a single elimination tournament featuring the players, on air talent and bidders. The rounds will advance to a championship game featuring the final two teams, with a winning tandem being crowned the ping pong fest champions. In addition, the four best Bruins ping pong players will participate in a separate informal singles competition to demonstrate their talents to the crowd.
The Boston Bruins Foundation Teams up with Floating Hospital for Children Patients from Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center are invited to participate in the tournament and proceeds raised from the annual event benefit the hospital and the Boston Bruins Foundation. In 2019, Pucks and Paddles raised a grand total of $120,000. Portions of the money raised goes toward providing extraordinary care and exceptional comfort when families need it most. Floating Hospital for Children knows that helping kids requires cutting-edge research, state of the art facilities, and caregivers who treat all children as if they are their own.