BOSTON - The Boston Bruins and the Boston Bruins Foundation announced today, November 22, that the third annual Patrice Bergeron & 98.5 The Sports Hub's Pucks & Paddles event will be held on Friday, January 17th (Royale Boston, 279 Tremont Street, Boston, MA) from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The table tennis tournament will feature players from the active Boston Bruins roster, on-air personalities from 98.5 The Sports Hub, and patients from Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. All proceeds from the event will benefit Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center and the Boston Bruins Foundation.
The event will feature a single elimination tournament featuring Bruins players, on-air talent, and the winning bidders. Fans can bid on the opportunity to play doubles ping pong with the celebrity of their choice. Starting on January 2, fans can place their bids by visiting www.bruinsauctions.org. Bidding will end on January 13. The rounds will advance to a championship game featuring the final two teams, with the winning duo being crowned the Patrice Bergeron & 98.5 The Sports Hub's Pucks & Paddles champions. In addition, the four best Bruins ping pong players will participate in a separate informal singles competition.
Tickets are on sale now and fans will have the option to select VIP tickets ($200). Tickets can be purchased at BostonBruins.com/PingPong.
VIP attendees will 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 featuring Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Torey Krug and David Pastrnak or the Black VIP session featuring David Backes, Zdeno Chara, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask . VIP groups and player participation is subject to change.
About Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service pediatric hospital of Tufts Medical Center, an internationally respected academic medical center. We are proud to be the principal pediatric teaching and research institution for Tufts University School of Medicine. With innovative programs in clinical care, research, education and health care deliver, Floating Hospital offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services in every area of pediatric specialization for infants through adolescence. For more information, please visit floatinghospital.org