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Thornton to Host "Putts and Punches for Parkinson's"

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON, MA - Shawn Thornton and the Boston Bruins Foundation announced today that they will host the first annual "Putts and Punches for Parkinson's" golf tournament on Monday, August 9, at the Ferncroft Country Club in Middleton, MA (10 Village Road, Middleton, MA 01949). The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.

Bruins fans will be able to enjoy 18 holes of golf followed by dinner and cocktails with fan favorite Shawn Thornton and will have the chance to win one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia and raffle and silent auction items. Foursomes cost $1,600. Individuals or companies may also sponsor a hole for $2,000. All of the proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation and the American Parkinson Disease Association.

Call Erin McEvoy at the Boston Bruins Foundation 617.624.1955 for more details and to purchase a foursome.

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 American Parkinson Disease Association:
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the country's largest grassroots organization serving the Parkinson's community. It is a 501 © (3) not-for-profit organization and receives no governmental or public funding. Each year APDA contributes more than $2.5 million for research and another $2 million for direct patient and caregiver support through the generous support of individual and corporate donations. For more information visit
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