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B's Annual Toy Delivery to Take Place Tuesday, Dec. 15th

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
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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.

The breakdown is as follows:
Boston Medical Center    
850 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Bruins Participating: Steve Begin, Mark Stuart, Mark Recchi

Children's Hospital, Boston
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Bruins Participating: Patrice Bergeron, Johnny Boychuk, David Krejci

Floating Hospital/ Tufts NEMC
755 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Bruins Participating: Tim Thomas, Shawn Thornton, Blake Wheeler

Franciscan Hospital for Children
30 Warren Street
Brighton, MA 02135
Bruins Participating: Derek Morris, Tuukka Rask, Marc Savard, Vladimir Sobotka

Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (Ellison 18 playroom)
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Bruins Participating: Matt Hunwick, Michael Ryder, Marco Sturm

Spaulding Rehabilitation Center
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA 02114
Bruins Participating: Andrew Ference, Milan Lucic

Shriners Hospital for Children
51 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114
Bruins Participating: Byron Bitz, Zdeno Chara, Daniel Paille
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