BOSTON, MA -
On Tuesday, December 15, beginning at 1:00 p.m., the entire 2009-10 Boston Bruins roster including Patrice Bergeron
, Zdeno Chara
, David Krejci
, Milan Lucic
, Marc Savard
, and Tim Thomas
will continue the Bruins annual toy delivery holiday tradition. The players 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 Boston, Mass General Hospital for Children, Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston Medical Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Franciscan Hospital for Children.
An estimated total of $18,000, donated by the Bruins players and coaches was used by the team to shop for toys on Tuesday, December 8. Members of the 2009-10 Boston Bruins roster personally donated to the program, and for every dollar the team raised the Boston Bruins matched.
Volvo, the official automotive partner will provide transportation for the players driving to each hospital for the toy delivery.
Bruins Hall of Famer Ray Bourque started the player holiday toy shopping and delivery tradition when he was captain, while defenseman Hal Gill and forward P.J. Axelsson continued it. This year Patrice Bergeron
has taken responsibility for the program.