Earlier this season, Boston Bruins Adam McQuaid
and Shawn Thornton
participated in the MDA’s 2012 Muscle Team dinner, where professional athletes put their muscle behind the search to find treatments for neuromuscular disease. While at the dinner, McQuaid and Thornton were each paired up with an MDA buddy. Their buddies, as well as a few special guests of the MDA, will be in attendance at the Bruins/Maple Leafs contest. Families will also be VIP guests of forward Patrice Bergeron
through the Patrice’s Pals Program. They will take part in a variety of in-game fan experiences including bench assistants and high five the team as they take the ice.
In an effort to show his support the Bruins Muscular Dystrophy Night, Tuukka Rask
will visit firefighters from Engine 7 and Tower Ladder 17 (Boston Firehouse, 200 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116) on Wednesday, March 14 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rask will be joined by special members of the MDA’s Muscle Team.
The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) adopted the MDA as its charity of choice in 1954, at the urging of the Boston Fire Department, who began the Fill the Boot program in 1952. By partnering with the IAFF, the Boston Bruins hope to raise awareness about muscular dystrophy and elevate the cause by encouraging Bruins fans to “Fill the Skate” with donations.The 2011-12 Boston Bruins season is presented by the Massachusetts State Lottery.