BOSTON, MA – On Monday, December 10, members of the Boston Bruins staff, including President Cam Neely, Assistant General Manager Don Sweeney, Head Coach Claude Julien and Bruins Hall of Famer John “Chief” Bucyk, along with various NESN and media personalities, will participate in the Bruins annual Holiday Toy Shopping event presented by AT&T from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST at Target in Woburn (101 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801). The event is closed to the public, and members of the media interested in attending should contact Eric Tosi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.624.1935.
Neely will be available to the media at approximately 11:30 a.m., so media members are recommended to arrive by 11:00 a.m. The rest of the Bruins participants will be available throughout the event. Please see the Bruins Communication Staff to coordinate interviews.
The Boston Bruins Foundation, Delaware North Companies and Garden Neighborhood Charities will fund $22,500 worth of toys, with each organization donating $7,500. The toys will be delivered to hospitals around Boston and given as gifts to children who are unable to celebrate the holidays at home. Last year, the Bruins donated an estimated total of more than $23,000 worth of toys. Bruins Hall of Famer Ray Bourque started the holiday toy shopping and delivery tradition when he was captain, and the event has continued through the years.
The hospitals receiving this year’s toy donations include Boston Children's Hospital, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Shriners Hospital for Children, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Hallmark Health System Hospitals, Franciscan Hospital for Children and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center.
The toy delivery will take place on Wednesday, December 19, with further details to be announced on a later date. Storage and transportation of the toys will be provided by Gentle Giant.
WHAT: Holiday Toy Shopping Event
WHEN: Monday, December 10, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST, with Cam Neely media availability set for approximately 11:30 a.m.; media recommended to arrive by 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Woburn Target, 101 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801
WHO: Members of the Boston Bruins front office and hockey operations staff, including President Cam Neely, Assistant General Manager Don Sweeney, Head Coach Claude Julien, Bruins Hall of Famer John “Chief” Bucyk, Assistant Coach Doug Houda, Assistant Coach Doug Jarvis and Assistant Coach Geoff Ward; NESN’s Naoko Funayama, Dale Arnold and Adam Pellerin; 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Bob Beers; and NHL Network’s Kathryn Tappen
Fans interested in learning more about the Boston Bruins should visit the team website at www.bostonbruins.com or call 617.624.BEAR.