BOSTON, MA –
The Boston Bruins announced today, Friday, November 20, that the 2016 Pucks & Pups calendar presented by The Black Dog will go on sale Friday, November 27 at the ProShop powered by Reebok, all retail locations within TD Garden, at the Bruins Foundation table on the arena concourse during Bruins home games and online at www.bostonbruins.com/pucksandpups
. All proceeds from the calendar will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation and donations will be made to the MSPCA and NEADS.
Bruins players featured in the calendar include Matt Beleskey, Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, Brett Connolly, Loui Eriksson, Jimmy Hayes, Chris Kelly, David Krejci, Joonas Kemppainen, Torey Krug, Brad Marchand, Adam McQuaid, Kevan Miller, David Pastrnak, Tyler Randell, Tuukka Rask, Zac Rinaldo, Dennis Seidenberg, Ryan Spooner, and Zach Trotman. Bruins CEO Charlie Jacobs also participated in this project. The calendar features the B’s with their family pets or new friends waiting for homes at the MSPCA. The photos were taken at the TD Garden as well as outside in some of Boston’s landmark neighborhoods.
The retail price of the calendar is $20. Additional shipping and handling charges will apply to online orders.
All proceeds from the 2016 Pucks & Pups calendar will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation and donations will be made to the MSPCA and NEADS. This is the third year of the Pucks & Pups calendar, the calendar has raised over $200,000 in the past two years.
Fans interested in learning more about Boston Bruins players, or ticket options, should visit the team website at www.bostonbruins.com or call 617.624.BEAR.
About the Boston Bruins Foundation
The Boston Bruins Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists charitable organizations that demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children throughout New England. The Foundation provides grants to organizations that meet the standards of its mission, concentrating on academics, athletics, community outreach and health. We believe that focusing and developing these four areas in children's lives creates a solid foundation, strong support system and ultimately leads them to be an impactful member of their community.
About The Black Dog
The Black Dog has always had an interest in the strong bond between people and their canine companions. The Black Dog has proudly chosen to partner with select organizations, including NEADS, who share the same love for dogs, their welfare and the rewarding experience of being a dog owner. Black Dog General Stores partner with local animal shelters during March and September to bring adoptable dogs to our stores to find their potential forever homes. A portion of our proceeds during these months raise funds for our partnering shelters and over 50 dogs have been adopted in the past year through these efforts.
The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement, and world-class veterinary care. The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization. It does not receive any government funding nor is it funded or operated by any national humane organization.
NEADS mission is to provide independence to people who are Deaf or have a disability through the use of canine assistance. NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services, also known as Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 1976. Our assistance dogs become an extension of their handlers and bring freedom, physical autonomy and relief from social isolation to their human partners. NEADS Service Dogs provide life changing freedom, companionship and connection.