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B's Annual Toy Delivery Event is on Tuesday

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
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Boston, MA – On Tuesday, December 16, the entire 2008 – 09 Boston Bruins roster and coaching staff, including P.J Axelsson, Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, Phil Kessel, Milan Lucic, Marc Savard, Tim Thomas, and Blake Wheeler, will continue the Bruins annual toy delivery holiday tradition.

The players and coaches will be divided into seven groups, with each group visiting the following seven hospitals: Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Children's Hospital, Mass General Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston Medical Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Franciscan Hospital for Children.

An estimated total of $25,000, donated by the Bruins players and coaches, the Boston Bruins Foundation and Volvo was used by the team to shop for toys on Tuesday, December 2 at Target in Woburn. Members of the 2008-09 Boston Bruins roster donated money from their own pockets, and for every dollar the team raised the Boston Bruins Foundation matched. In addition, Volvo donated $4,000 and will provide transportation for the players driving to each hospital for the toy delivery.

Bruins Hall of Famer Ray Bourque started the holiday toy shopping and delivery tradition when he was captain and for the past three seasons P.J. Axelsson has taken responsibility for the program.

The Bruins will visit:
Boston Medical Center   
850 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

Children's Hospital, Boston
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Floating Hospital/ Tufts NEMC
755 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

Franciscan Hospital for Children
30 Warren Street
Brighton, MA 02135

Massachusetts General Hospital (Ellison 18 playroom)
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Spaulding Rehabilitation Center
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA 02114

Shriners Hospital for Children
51 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114
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