BOSTON, MA - The Boston Bruins announced they have expanded their partnership with Chinese company O.R.G. Packaging and will host O.R.G. Packaging Night on Tuesday, February 2 during their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden. The Bruins are the first NHL team and first North American professional sports organization to have a partnership with O.R.G. Packaging which is based in Beijing, China. O.R.G. Packaging Chairman Zhou Yunjie (with interpreter), Bruins President Cam Neely and Bruins and TD Garden Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing Glen Thornborough will hold a press conference in the black walls area at TD Garden at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, February 2 to go over details of their partnership and discuss collaboration plans for the future, highlighted by a summer visit to China with current Bruins players, executives and front office staff.
"Finding innovative ways to grow the game of hockey is always a priority of the Bruins organization," said Neely. "The synergy between the Bruins and O.R.G. Packaging will positively impact the growth of the game in the local Chinese community while showcasing the passion for hockey that exists in Asia."
"O.R.G. Packaging is very excited about becoming the first ever Chinese partner of the Boston Bruins and the NHL," said O.R.G. Packaging Chairman Zhou Yunjie. "We will serve as a bridge between China and the US, to better promote cultural and sports exchanges through ice hockey."
O.R.G. Packaging will work with the Bruins in numerous ways to help grow the sport of hockey in China as well as educate North American residents about the growth of hockey in China. This summer, the Bruins and O.R.G. Packaging expect to send current Bruins players, executives and front office staff to China to host youth hockey camps, clinics and workshops to help grow the game of hockey.
As part of the partnership the Bruins are currently hosting 22 Chinese youth hockey players from the Beijing Hockey Association. Over the past week the youth hockey players have participated in clinics with the Bruins Youth Hockey Development team and Bruins Alumni Andrew Raycroft and Rick Middleton. On January 30 and January 31 the Chinese players participated in 10 games against local New England youth hockey teams. The group will also participate in numerous activities during O.R.G. Packaging Night including the Future Bruins, Three Minutes of Fame presented by Bauer, high fiving Bruins players before they take the ice and meeting with Bruins Alumni and current Bruins players.