Boston, MA --
|Wideman (photo: Sheryl Lanzel)
Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Wideman had a busy Thanksgiving morning.
Fresh off the the Bruins four game road sweep, Wideman took the reigns from former B's defenseman (and Boston-area charity legend) Aaron Ward and delivered holiday food to the homeless.
Wideman wanted to deliver items that needy families could enjoy immediately. So, the B'd defenseman personally delivered $1,000 worth of pies to various homeless shelters throughout Boston.
Dennis purchased the 200 pies himself from Mike’s Pastry in Boston’s North End and made eight deliveries, beginning with the New England Center for Homeless Veterans and finishing at the Boston Rescue Mission.
"I talked to [the Bruins] about getting more involved and doing some things and they had mentioned that I could do this and take over for Wardo," said Wideman. "So yeah, I’m going to be traveling around and dropping them off.
"I think there’s about 200 pies, and...we’ll be stopping at various locations around the Boston area. "So hopefully go help some people and then have some pie."
Like many of the Bruins, Wideman believes that helping the community is a big part of being a member of the Black & Gold.
"In general, I think the NHL supports a lot of charities and does a lot of work in the community and I think that is something that’s very important," said Wideman. "We’ve been blessed to be put in a situation where we can help and I think that’s something that’s important for us and for the communities [we play in].
"So it’s something where we’ve been put in a situation where we can help and anything we can do we’ll be more than happy to do." Click here to see a photo gallery of the day.