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B's Annual Toy Shopping Event is Today

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON, MA - On Monday, December 12, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Patrice BergeronNathan Horton, Milan Lucic, Tim Thomas and the entire 2011-12 Bruins roster are taking a trip to Target in Woburn (101 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801) for the team’s annual Holiday Toy Shopping event presented by AT&T. The players are buying toys to be given as gifts to children who are unable to celebrate the holidays at home. The event is closed to the public, and members of the media interested in attending should contact Kelly Mohr at or 617-624-1967.

Each player will be provided a shopping wish list from the hospitals receiving the donation. Children's Hospital Boston, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston Medical Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Franciscan Hospital for Children and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center will be the recipients of the Boston Bruins’ generosity. The toys will be packed and transported to each of the hospitals courtesy of Gentle Giant Moving Company. In addition, Volvo will provide transportation for the players driving to each hospital for the toy delivery.

Members of the 2011-12 Boston Bruins roster are donating money from their own pockets, and the Boston Bruins organization will match every dollar the team raises. Last year $20,000 worth of toys were purchased and donated by the players and the organization.

Bruins Hall of Famer Ray Bourque started the player holiday toy shopping and delivery tradition when he was captain, and defenseman Hal Gill and forward P.J. Axelsson continued Bourque’s efforts. For the third consecutive year, Patrice Bergeron has taken responsibility for the program and will coordinate the delivery of the toys on Tuesday, December 20.

WHO: Patrice Bergeron, Nathan Horton, Milan Lucic, Tim Thomas and the entire 2011- 12 Bruins roster

WHAT: Holiday Toy Shopping and Delivery

WHEN: Toy Shopping: Monday, December 12, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Toy Delivery: Tuesday, December 20, times To Be Determined

WHERE: Toy Shopping: Target, 101 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801
Toy Delivery: Children’s Hospital Boston (300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115), MassGeneral Hospital for Children (55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114), Shriners Hospital for Children (51 Blossom Street Boston, MA 02114), Boston Medical Center (850 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118), Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (125 Nashua Street. Boston, MA 02114), Franciscan Hospital for Children (30 Warren Street, Brighton, MA 02135) and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center (Floating Hospital/ Tufts NEMC, 755 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111)

The 2011-2012 Boston Bruins season is presented by the Massachusetts State Lottery.
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