Summer months bring several Bruins-related events

June 08, 2009 - 1:58 pm

Some fun, non salary-cap, Black and Gold-related stuff coming up with 'The Tradition' at the TD Banknorth Garden on June 24 honoring Jack Parker, Jerry York, Ken Hodge, Curt Schilling, Troy Brown, Sam Jones and Nancy Kerrigan among others, and WEEI's own Dale Arnold and Michael Holley co-hosting the event. There'll be more on ''The Tradition' at this blog in the coming days, but the summer months also usher in a full schedule for the Boston Bruins Foundation. Here's the first of those philanthropic events, a July 22 Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise with many B's alums in attendence to help raise money for the Bruins' Pan-Mass Challenge Bike Team's efforts. More on that later, but here's the B's release on an excellent event:

The Boston Bruins Foundation and Bay State Cruise Lines have partnered to host the "Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise" on Wednesday, July 22, to help raise money for the 2009 Boston Bruins Foundation Pan-Massachusetts Challenge Bike Team. Bruins fans will set sail aboard the M/V Provincetown II cruise ship from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. departing from the World Trade Center Pier (200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02110).

While onboard, Bruins fans will be able to experience Boston and its beauty while enjoying dancing and the fun-filled music of New England performer Jim Plunkett.  The cruise will also provide fans with the opportunity to interact with Bruins alumni including the Director of Development of the Boston Bruins Foundation Bob Sweeney, Rick Middleton, Shawn McEachern, Lyndon Byers and Gary Doak.

The Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise will be a fun-filled evening providing Bruins fans the chance to head home with one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia, raffle and silent auction items.  Tickets to the event go on sale on Monday, June 8, 2009 and can be purchased at Tickets will cost $25 for the general public and $20 for season ticket holders. The event is 21+ and valid identification will be needed at the door.

All of the proceeds from the Boston Bruins Foundation "Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise" will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation Bike team riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge this August. The 2009 Boston Bruins Foundation team will follow the two-day, 190-mile route runs from Sturbridge to Provincetown. The Boston Bruins Foundation has participated in the Pan-Mass Challenge for the past four years and raised over $450,000.

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 $4 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.