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Bruins share Thanksgiving with season ticket holders

Boston kicks off holiday season by hosting celebration, toy drive at TD Garden @NHLdotcom

Thanksgiving came early for the Boston Bruins and some of their season ticket holders.

The Bruins hosted "B Thankful," a holiday celebration and toy drive at TD Garden on Sunday.

Tweet from @NHLBruins: What a crew! #BThankful

Boston players wore turkey-themed hats and some, such as forward David Backes, participated in a turkey toss. Forward David Pastrnak also handed out meals.

Tweet from @NHLBruins: The turkey toss has commenced! Nice work, @dbackes42 ����#BThankful

Tweet from @NHLBruins: Pasta at the carving station �� #BThankful

Other Bruins coached some lucky fans in a pie eating contest.

Tweet from @NHLBruins: #NHLBruins Family Thanksgiving pie eating contest with "eating coaches." Good luck, all! ����

Tweet from @NHLBruins: Aftermath of #NHLBruins Family Thanksgiving pie eating contest �� Season Ticket Holders + their "eating coaches"!

Forward Dominic Moore and defenseman Zdeno Chara capped the event with a happy selfie.

Tweet from @mooredom: Happy Early Thanksgiving from the Big Z and me @NHLBruins

Fans were generous in support of Boston's toy drive, which went to the Cape Cod Military Support Foundation, an organization that provides toys to military children during the holidays.

Tweet from @NHLBruins: Thank you to Season Ticket Holders for giving to The Cape Cod Military Support Foundation Toy Drive. #BThankful

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