Bruins fans of all ages can register to skate at one of the five FMC participating rinks. Each skate date will be a private Neely SK8 event. Skaters can create their very own personalized fundraising page for family and friends to make a pledge and follow participants' fundraising progress by visiting www.neelysk8.com
. A complete list of skate dates and rink locations can be found below.
A number of prizes will be awarded throughout the Neely SK8 Challenge. Each skater will receive an official Neely SK8 Challenge t-shirt with his or her $8 dollar registration fee. The t-shirts will be distributed at each individual skate. The individual who raised the most money at each of the participating rinks will receive an official Cam Neely autographed jersey. The top four SK8 fundraisers will receive four tickets to the Neely SK8 Challenge Winner's Night at a Bruins game, where they will sit in a private suite and meet and greet current Bruins President Cam Neely. The highest fundraiser will receive autographed Bruins items, four tickets to the Neely SK8 Challenge Winner's Night at a Bruins game, a meet-and-greet with Bruins President Cam Neely, the opportunity to high-five the Bruins team as they take the ice and ride on the Zamboni or be a bench assistant during warm-ups.
Last year the first annual Neely SK8 Challenge raised over $130,000. Last year's winners, Jack and Meaghan Dolan, raised over $33,000 and garnered much media attention in their efforts to raise money in honor of their mother.
Neely SK8 Challenge Schedule and Location:Date:
February 13, 2011Time:
12:00 – 2:00 PMLocation:
Jim Roche Arena, 1255 VFW Pkwy, West Roxbury, MA 02132 Date:
February 20, 2011Time:
1:00 – 3:00 PMLocation:
Ice Palace, 36 Ray Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803 Date:
February 22, 2011Time:
10:30 AM – 12:30 PMLocation:
Aleixo Arena, 1 Hon Gordon M Owen Riverway, Taunton, MA 02780 Date:
February 27, 2011Time:
4:30 – 6:30 PMLocation:
Navin Arena, 451 Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA 01752 Date:
March 6, 2011Time:
5:00 – 7:00 PMLocation:
Armstrong Arena, 103 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
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 $6 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.
About The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care
The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care was launched in 1995 by the Neely family after the passing of their parents Marlene and Michael Neely from cancer. This experience created the inspiration to help others living with cancer. With the dream of honoring their beloved parents and the hope of helping others, The Cam Neely Foundation was created to help cancer patients and their families during treatments. As millions of Americans will be diagnosed this year with some form of cancer, an understandable sense of urgency propels the Foundation's mission.
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