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Bruins help unveil street hockey rink in soon-to-be Hall of Famer's honor

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins /

BOSTON - Patrice Bergeron didn't become one of the world's elite hockey players by accident. It took years of hard work and dedication throughout his childhood in Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec.

But not all of that development happened on the ice. Some of those skills were refined on the streets - or in the snow.

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Photos: 15th Annual Boston Bruins Foundation Golf Tournament

Event marks beginning of new partnership with Special Olympics

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins /

BOLTON, Mass. - The 15th Annual Boston Bruins Foundation Golf Tournament marked the unofficial start of the 2018-19 season, while also serving as the first event highlighting the new three-year partnership between BBF and Special Olympics Massachusetts.

The majority of the current Bruins roster, as well as roughly two dozen Black & Gold alumni, joined Special Olympics athletes for the festivities at The International on Tuesday.

Video: Foundation teams with Special Olympics at tournament

Check out some photos from the event. Credit | Steve and Brian Babineau:

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Boston Bruins Foundation, Special Olympics Join Forces

The partnership includes a $1 million pledge and aims to promote inclusion and health and wellness

by Riley Nelson @NHLBruins /

BOSTON - On the second level of TD Garden, tucked on the side of an upwards staircase near the Garden Pro Shop, is the brand-new Special Olympics exhibit. The display celebrates 50 years since the organization's founding in 1968 and was the backdrop on Tuesday to CEO of Delaware North's Boston Holdings Charlie Jacobs' announcement of a new partnership between the Boston Bruins Foundation and Special Olympics Massachusetts.

The Foundation pledges to donate $1 million to the Special Olympics over the next three years as part of an agreement that also includes promoting inclusion and overall health and wellness. This is the largest donation and philanthropic partnership by the Boston Bruins Foundation to any single charity to date.

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Photos: Fan Fest Tour Stops in Manchester

Donato, Grzelcyk, Sweeney mingle with fans during Day 2

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins /

MANCHESTER, N.H. - The 2018 Boston Bruins Fan Fest Tour rolled on Saturday afternoon with its second stop at Arms Park in Manchester, New Hampshire. Matt Grzelcyk made the trip from Portland for Day 2 and was joined by teammate Ryan Donato, as well as Bruins general manager Don Sweeney, assistant coach Kevin Dean, alums Rick Middleton and Andrew Alberts, and NESN analyst Andy Brickley.

See the best photos from the day's events:

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Bruins Fan Fest Tour Begins in Portland

Acciari, Grzelcyk join thousands at Hadlock Field

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins /

PORTLAND, Maine - The second annual Boston Bruins Fan Fest Tour kicked off on Friday afternoon at Hadlock Field in Portland, with thousands of fans flocking to the home of the Sea Dogs to mingle with Bruins players - past and present - and take part in a number of Black & Gold-themed activities.

Current Bruins Matt Grzelcyk and Noel Acciari were on hand, along with assistant coach Jay Pandolfo and alums Rick Middleton and Bruce Shoebottom, to sign autographs, take pictures, and participate in question-and-answer sessions with the fans.

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Bruins Foundation, Waltham First Responders Team Up

Donate $65,000 to One Mission

by Mark Garbino @NHLBruins /

WALTHAM - The Waltham Police and Fire Departments raised $65,000 for One Mission, a charity that assists children with pediatric cancer, through the 2018 BFit Heroes Cup Hockey Tournament, powered by National Grid. On Tuesday afternoon, alongside the Boston Bruins Foundation, they presented a check to the charity at Waltham City Hall, marking the largest donation to date from the tournament.

"One of the police officers that was helping us coordinate everything, he had done some work with One Mission in the past, so he had suggested it, and we kind of fell in love with the idea right away," said Waltham firefighter Don Hopkins. "We had met with them, and they were just unbelievable people, so it was a match made in heaven."

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Bruins Donate Street Hockey Equipment to Local Schools

$80,000 worth of Franklin gear distributed for 40,000 students in Boston

by Mark Garbino @NHLBruins /

BOSTON - Hundreds of students at the James Condon Elementary School in South Boston were treated to an interactive press conference on Wednesday afternoon as part of the new partnership between the Boston Bruins and Boston Public Schools to support fitness in schools.

Through the Boston Bruins BFit School Assembly Program, the organization donated $80,000 worth of Franklin street hockey equipment to 80 elementary schools in Boston, providing 40,000 students access to new gear while teaching them about the importance of physical fitness, nutrition, and respecting their peers.

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Alumni Gather for 3rd Annual Bowl with a Bruin

Event raised funds for Bruins Foundation's Pan-Mass Challenge Team

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / - Over two dozen former Bruins came together on Sunday for the 3rd Annual Bowl with a Bruin at Wamesit Lanes in Tewksbury. The event, which raised close to $60,000, benefitted the Boston Bruins Foundation's Pan-Mass Challenge Team.

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Boston Bruins Donate $200,000 to Humboldt Broncos Community

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins /

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins and the Boston Bruins Foundation will be donating a total of $200,000 to the Humboldt Broncos community relief efforts.

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BPD, BFD Team Up for Battle of the Badges Charity Game

Event raised $30,000 for the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation and Franciscan Children's

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / - On Sunday evening, the Bruins joined the Boston Police Hockey Club and the Boston Fire Hockey Club to host the second annual Battle of the Badge hockey game.

The event raised $30,000 for the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation and Franciscan Children's. BPD won the contest, 7-5, in front of a crowd of over 800 at TD Garden.

The inaugural Battle of the Badges in April 2017 raised $20,000 for the Boston Bruins Foundation.

Check out some photos from the event:

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