BOSTON, MA - Marco Sturm and the Boston Bruins Foundation announced today that they will host the first annual "Sturmy's Poker Party" on Wednesday, September 15, at the Liberty Hotel (215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114) to benefit the Franciscan Hospital for Children. Sturm will be joined at the tables by his teammates Patrice Bergeron, Johnny Boychuk, Zdeno Chara, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Mark Recchi, Marc Savard, Dennis Seidenberg, Mark Stuart, Tuukka Rask and Blake Wheeler. Also attending will be Toucher and Rich from 98.5 The Sports Hub, Kathryn Tappen from NESN and Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys. Participant check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. with the official tournament beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Festivities include a fun filled reception, silent auction and an evening of Texas Hold'em poker ($4,000 in chips/15 minute blinds). A limited number of tickets will be available for $250 each.
For information, call Erin Perron at Blue Sky Sports & Entertainment (617) 951-3799 x336 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Erin McEvoy at the Boston Bruins Foundation 617.624.1955.
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 $5 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.
About the Franciscan Hospital for Children: Franciscan Hospital for Children offers medical, behavioral and educational services to children from around Boston and New England. Children who are recovering from cancer may come to Franciscan Hospital for Children either for their Inpatient program or on an Outpatient basis. The staff has expertise in Pediatric Rehabilitation and can meet the needs of a child who needs to relearn Speech and Language skills after removal of a brain tumor or one who needs to regain the ability to walk as a result of a Myelodysplastic syndrome. Their Mission is to provide compassionate care and education to children with special health care needs to help them reach their full potential.