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B's Players to Present Check to First Tee

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins players, Byron Bitz, David Krejci, Shawn Thornton and Dennis Wideman along with Boston Bruins Foundation Director of Development Bob Sweeney and Bruins Alumni and Sports Hub 98.5 Color Commentator, Bob Beers will present a check for $18,000 to the Executive Director of The First Tee of Massachusetts, Joe McCabe, the Head Golf Professional at MGA Links, Pete Walsh, and young golfers from the MGA Junior Golf Fund on Tuesday, September 1 at TPC Boston.  The presentation will take place following the conclusion of the Deutsche Bank Red Sox Legends & Friends Pro-Am on the practice putting green.


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Who: Byron Bitz, David Krejci, Shawn Thornton, Dennis Wideman, Bob Sweeney and Bob Beers
What: Check Presentation to the MGA Junior Golf Fund
Where: TPC Boston (Practice Putting Green) - 205 Arnold Palmer Blvd., Norton, MA 02766
When: Tuesday, September 1 following the conclusion of the Deutsche Bank Red Sox Legends & Friends Pro-Am (Approximately 12:30 p.m. ET)

About the MGA Junior Golf Fund
In 2006, the Massachusetts Golf Association launched the MGA Junior Golf Fund in hopes of supporting all of its junior golf initiatives. 

The MGA currently operates The First Tee of Massachusetts in hopes of introducing a younger generation to the game of golf.  The First Tee of Massachusetts is a statewide initiative that offers programming at MGA Links at Mamantapett located in Norton. The program is offered at sites in Lynnfield, Springfield, and Hyannis in addition to a variety of seasonal programs at other locations around the state.  The First Tee is a unique program that introduces children to the game of golf while at the same time using the Nine Core Values of The First Tee curriculum to teach life skills that are important on and off the golf course. 

The success of the MGA Junior Golf Fund has made it possible for children to take part in these programs for no cost.  In 2008, The First Tee of Massachusetts will reach out to nearly 3,000 children and 30+ local youth agencies through all of its programs.


About the Boston Bruins Foundation
The Boston Bruins Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation whose mission is to assist charitable organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children throughout New England. Since its inception in July 2003 by the Jacobs Family, it has raised more than 3 million dollars through a series of fundraising events.

The Foundation, which provides grants to organizations that meet the standards of its mission, concentrates on athletics, academics, health, and community outreach programs that assist in helping enrich the lives of children throughout New England.


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