BOSTON, MA – On Wednesday, December 19, at approximately 11:15 a.m. EST, members of the Boston Bruins staff, including Bruins President Cam Neely, General Manager Peter Chiarelli, Head Coach Claude Julien, and alumni Ray Bourque and John “Chief” Bucyk, along with various media personalities, will continue the annual Boston Bruins Holiday Toy Delivery presented by AT&T. The staff will be divided into six groups, with each group visiting one of the following hospitals: Boston Children's Hospital, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Franciscan Hospital for Children, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. The breakdown of the groups is listed below.
Members of the media interested in going to any of the hospitals should contact Eric Tosi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.624.1935. Bruins personnel will be available throughout the deliveries. Please see the Bruins Communication Staff to coordinate interviews.
An estimated total of $22,500 donated by the Boston Bruins Foundation, Delaware North Companies and Garden Neighborhood Charities was used by the staff to shop for toys on Monday, December 10. The toys will be packed and delivered to the hospitals courtesy of Gentle Giant Moving Company.
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.
WHAT: Boston Bruins Holiday Toy Delivery
WHEN: Wednesday, December 19, at approximately 11:15 a.m. EST; members of the media are recommended to arrive to the hospitals by 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Boston Children's Hospital (300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115)
Staff & Media Participating: Head Coach Claude Julien, General Manager Peter Chiarelli, Assistant Coach Geoff Ward, Equipment Manager Keith Robinson, Assistant Equipment Manager Matt Falconer, Bruins alumnus and NESN analyst Gord Kluzak, NESN anchor Adam Pellerin
Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center (755 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111)
Staff Participating: Bruins President Cam Neely, Assistant General Manager Don Sweeney, Assistant Coach Doug Houda, Strength and Conditioning Coach John Whitesides
Franciscan Hospital for Children (30 Warren Street, Brighton, MA 02135)
Staff Participating: Assistant General Manager Jim Benning, Assistant Coach Doug Jarvis, Bruins alumni Rick Middleton and Tommy Songin
MassGeneral Hospital for Children (55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114)
Staff & Media Participating: Bruins alumni Ray Bourque and Jay Miller, Bruins alumnus and current Executive Director of the Boston Bruins Foundation Bob Sweeney, NESN reporter Naoko Funayama
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston (51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114)
Staff & Media Participating: 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Bob Beers and Dave Goucher, Bruins Athletic Trainer Don DelNegro, Assistant Equipment Manager Jim “Beets” Johnson
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (125 Nashua Street, Boston, MA 02114)
Staff & Media Participating: Bruins alumnus John “Chief” Bucyk, NHL Network’s Kathryn Tappen, NESN personality Dale Arnold, Bruins Video Analyst Jeremy Rogalski
Fans interested in learning more about the Boston Bruins should visit the team website at www.bostonbruins.com or call 617.624.BEAR.