BOSTON, MA -
The Boston Bruins announced today that 16 members of the 2011-12 Bruins roster will participate in the fifth annual "Cuts for a Cause" event on March 28 at Royale in Boston. Shawn Thornton
, Patrice Bergeron
, Johnny Boychuk
, Jordan Caron
, Zdeno Chara
, Nathan Horton
, Chris Kelly
, David Krejci
, Milan Lucic
, Brad Marchand
, Adam McQuaid
, Mike Mottau
, Daniel Paille
, Rich Peverley
, Tyler Seguin
and Dennis Seidenberg
will have their heads shaved by auction winners to show their support and raise money for children battling cancer.
Fans can also bid to shave the head of BostonBruins.com's very own John Bishop - also known as "^BISH" from the team's @NHLBruins twitter account. Fans that have visited Bish's in-game blog have chatted with him regularly for years and will now have the opportunity to meet him and shave his head.
The bidding begins on Monday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. Bruins fans can bid on the opportunity to shave the head of their favorite participating Bruins player by visiting bostonbruins.com/cutsforacause
Auction winners will also receive admission to the VIP session from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. where they can mingle with team in a private viewing area and a special Bruins gift bag that includes autographed Bruins memorabilia.
Bidding concludes on Monday, March 26 at 12:00 p.m.
The Boston Bruins Foundation is raffling off the chance for a lucky fan to shave Tyler Seguin
's head and two VIP tickets to the event where they will have the opportunity to meet the Bruins in attendance. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased online at www.bruinsraffles.org
for $5.00 per ticket.
The raffle will run from Monday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. through Monday, March 26 at 5:00 p.m.
Fans can also support the event, which will be hosted by Fred "Toucher" Toettcher and Rich Shertenlieb of the Toucher & Rich show on 98.5 The Sports Hub, by purchasing a ticket to the event. VIP tickets are currently sold out but fans can still purchase $25 general admission tickets, which includes entrance into the event and raffle tickets to win autographed Boston Bruins memorabilia. Ticket prices include processing fees.
Tickets to the event can also be purchased by visiting bostonbruins.com/cutsforacause
. Depending on availability, $30 tickets will be available at the door the day of the event. Door tickets must be paid in cash.
The fifth annual "Cuts for a Cause" to benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center will be held on March 28 from 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Royale (279 Tremont, Boston, MA 02116).
All of the money raised at the event will be donated through the Boston Bruins Foundation and will benefit Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center's "Child Life Services Activities," "Shooting Stars" and "Very Important Brothers and Sisters" programs. For additional information about the programs, please visit http://www.floatinghospital.org
.The 2011-12 Boston Bruins season is presented by the Massachusetts State Lottery.