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19th Annual Boston Bruins Wives' Carnival

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
Presented by:

Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA - The 19th annual Boston Bruins Wives' Charity Carnival, presented by Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, will be held on Sunday, January 4 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston.  Fans have the opportunity to attend the carnival by choosing from three different sessions, which run from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for all three sessions.

Each year, the Boston Bruins Foundation - which helps organize and execute the Wives' Carnival - donates the proceeds from the event to a charity of the Foundation's choice. This year's recipient is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the leading organization in the United States devoted to Cystic Fibrosis. And, in addition to donating the funds raised during the Charity Carnival, the Boston Bruins Foundation will hold a 50/50 raffle during the Bruins home games on January 1 and January 3 to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The Boston Bruins Wives' Charity Carnival provides attendees the chance to meet members of the current Bruins roster, coaching staff and alumni, tour the team's locker room, and compete head to head with the players in some of their favorite games. Last year, fans had the opportunity to take on Phil Kessel in the video game Dance, Dance Revolution, Milan Lucic in Guitar Hero, Dennis Wideman in ping-pong, Manny Fernandez in NHL '08, could sink Mark Stuart in the Dunk Tank and try to score on goaltender Tim Thomas in floor hockey. Similar games and activities are planned for this year’s carnival.

This year the carnival will be broken up into three sessions according to three corresponding price levels. Please note that the prices of the Early Bird Session and General Admission Session only cover admission in to the carnival and that all carnival games require an additional cost to participate:

The VIP Autograph Session goes from 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Tickets cost $250 for non-season ticket holders and $200 for season ticket holders, and includes entrance to the carnival during the Early Bird session. Fans will meet and get an autograph from every Boston Bruins player on the 2008-09 roster. This session is limited to 100 people and includes complimentary access to participate in all carnival games, with a one-use-per-activity limit.

The Early Bird Session runs from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tickets cost $50, and the ticket includes entrance to the carnival and one free autograph from a Bruins player of their choice. This session will be limited to only 800 people to ensure shorter lines and more time with players.

The General Admission Session provides guests entrance to the Carnival from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m
. Tickets cost $20 for ages 12 and older, $10 for ages 6-12, and are free for kids under 5. The ticket includes entrance in to the carnival only.

Family packs are available for the early bird session as well. The pack includes 4 carnival tickets and 4 free autographs for $150. The family pack price is only available until December 20.

About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Since 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been the driving force behind the pursuit of a cure. The mission of the Foundation, a nonprofit donor-supported organization, is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. Thanks to the dedication and financial backing of our supporters--patients, families and friends, clinicians, researchers, volunteers, individual donors, corporations and staff, we are making a difference.

About Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children's hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital offers a comprehensive range of services from prevention and primary care to the most sophisticated treatment of rare and unusual conditions. Our focus and mission every day is to improve the lives of children and their families. We treat every child as if they are our own.

About the Boston Bruins Foundation
The Boston Bruins Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation whose mission is to assist charitable organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children throughout New England. Since its inception in July 2003 by the Jacobs Family, it has raised more than $2 million dollars through a series of fundraising events. The Foundation, which provides grants to organizations that meet the standards of its mission, concentrates on athletics, academics, health, and community outreach programs that assist in helping enrich the lives of children throughout New England.
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