BOSTON - The Boston Bruins announced today that the organization will embark on its third annual, six-city Boston Bruins Fan Fest Tour that will visit all six New England states from August 16-25, with the mission to grow the game of hockey throughout the region. Exact locations will be announced at a later date.
This year, children can enter to win a Fan Fest in their town. From now until April 17, children can hand-draw the Bruins primary mark, the Spoked-B, and submit their entry through on BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy. The winning logo will be incorporated into the Bruins Academy brand moving forward. In addition, the winner will bring the Fan Fest Tour to their hometown as well as receive a Kid's VIP Experience including tickets to the 2019-2020 season.
During the tour, the Bruins expect to outfit over 5,000 kids (ages 4-9), who have signed up for the Bruins Academy Learn to Play program, in brand new CCM hockey gear valued at $500 (retail value) per player for a total of $2.5 million (retail value) worth of equipment dispersed to local communities. Last year, the Bruins distributed $2 million worth of youth hockey equipment through the Bruins Academy Learn to Play program, contributing to the overall growth of youth hockey in the area.
Once again, current Bruins players, coaches, executives and NESN personalities are expected to be on hand throughout the tour to play games and mingle with fans, sign autographs, take photos, participate in Q&A sessions and much more. Fans will be able to participate in skills and drills on synthetic ice rinks, pose for photos in a mock Bruins locker room, and have the opportunity to partake in NESN virtual reality experiences. Boston Bruins BFit will also be on hand to lead kid-friendly fitness activities at each stop. Kids can visit the Bruins Academy Zone for face painting, poster making, and Bruins trivia. Please note that player, coach, executive and NESN personality appearances will vary at each location and are subject to change.