BOSTON - The Boston Bruins will host Hockey is for Everyone Night in support of You Can Play on Saturday, February 11 during their home game against the Vancouver Canucks at 1:00 p.m. Hockey is for Everyone is a larger initiative that uses the game of hockey - and the League's global influence - to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.
You Can Play is a nonprofit committed to supporting the LGBTQ community and fighting homophobia in sports. Coaches, executives, and broadcasters will be wearing You Can Play lapel pins and players will be using Pride Tape during warmups. The Boston Bruins Foundation will be holding a silent auction and raffle for autographed sticks used by Bruins' players during warmups with Pride tape. All proceeds raised will benefit You Can Play. The ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 of TD Garden and BostonProShop.com will also be selling Bruins Rainbow Pride t-shirts and pucks with 10% of proceeds going to You Can Play Foundation. Fans attending the game can stop by the Boston Bruins Foundation table on Loge 4 to learn more or visit BostonBruins.com/HockeyIsForEveryone.
Brad Marchand was named the You Can Play Ambassador for the Boston Bruins this past week.
ABOUT YOU CAN PLAY:
You Can Play works to ensure safety and inclusion for all who participate in sports, including LGBTQ athletes, coaches, and fans. You Can Play believes sports teams should focus on an athlete's skills, work ethic, and competitive spirit, not their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.