BOSTON, MA - On Tuesday, July 13, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference and his wife Krista will visit New Orleans to view the damage caused by the BP oil disaster. The Ference’s will be joined by fellow professional and Olympic athletes including: the NHL's Mike Richter, the NFL's Mike Alstott and Ovie Mughelli, NASCAR's Leilani Munter, and Olympians Stacey Cook, Loree Smith, and Gary Morgan. This visit is being organized by the Sierra Club, the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States.
Ference and the group will meet in New Orleans tonight, Monday, July 12 and leave for the coastal boat tour tomorrow at the morning at 9:00 a.m. ET. from the Myrtle Grove Marina to witness firsthand the damage caused by the BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf Coast and demonstrate their support for Gulf Coast communities.
About the Sierra Club: Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. It is the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. Through its environmental education programs, the Sierra Club nurtures caring, leadership skills, and critical thinking, and draws people of wide-ranging ethnic groups, cultures, and abilities into efforts to protect our environment.