BOSTON – The Boston Bruins will host Hockey is for Everyone Night, presented by TD Bank, on Saturday, February 18, during their game against the New York Islanders at 5 pm at TD Garden.
Hockey Is For Everyone is an initiative of the NHL that uses the game of hockey and the global influence of the National Hockey League to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities regardless of race, color, religion, nationality, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. -economic status. The Bruins are proud to join this effort in a number of ways.
During the starting lineup announcement, the Bruins will welcome an honorary Hockey is for Everyone lineup to the ice featuring six hockey players representing members of the LGBTQIA+, sled hockey, black and women’s hockey communities.
patrice bergeron , as part of the Patrice’s Pals program, will host students from the Perkins School for the Blind in a suite for Saturday’s game. Each student who attends will receive a personalized braille roster card for the game.
Bruins players will show their support by incorporating American Sign Language jerseys, hats and Pride ribbons into their pregame routines. All player-signed rainbow-ribbon clubs will be auctioned off through the Boston Bruins Foundation after the game. Proceeds from the stick auction will benefit Boston Pride Hockey (BPH), the first LGBTQIA+ hockey organization and friend to New England allies. Founded in 1989, BPH has developed an inclusive community that provides a safe and welcoming environment for players to learn, enjoy, and compete through a variety of programs, including a one-of-a-kind league, weekly pickup games, and youth games. . hockey initiatives.
The auction for the rainbow ribbon sticks will run through February 27 and is available at BruinsAuctions.org
“We are grateful to continue our partnership with the Boston Bruins and TD Bank to celebrate Hockey Night Is For Everyone and reaffirm our collective commitment to championing a hockey community that is accepting, welcoming and safe,” he said. kevin corsino, Director of Communications for Boston Pride Hockey. “As a nonprofit organization, fundraisers like the Boston Bruins Foundation Club Auction allow us to continue to offer a dynamic range of programming for LGBTQIA+ players and allies in our communities, all of which contribute to our mission of foster an inclusive environment for everyone who wants to participate, on and off the ice.
Fans who attend Saturday’s game will receive LED wristbands at their seats, courtesy of TD Bank, which are tuned to a pregame light show that will begin before the game. All wristbands can be recycled by fans in the lobby after the game.
The ProShop, powered by ’47, will have exclusive Hockey is for Everyone merchandise available for fans to show their support, including rainbow hats and pucks, ASL jerseys and more, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Boston Bruins Foundation. . Fans can shop at the Hub store at Causeway or online at BostonProShop.com.
In addition, the Boston Bruins Foundation will host a 50/50 raffle, presented by DraftKings, in support of SCORE Boston. SCORE Boston is an organization that provides young players with the opportunity to participate in the sport of ice hockey and the inspiration to see their future differently by using ice hockey as a platform to highlight the importance of education, teaching life lessons and foster an environment of tolerance and mutual respect.
The 50/50 raffle will run through the start of the third period and is available to fans at BostonBruins.com/5050.
About Boston Pride Hockey:
Boston Pride Hockey (BPH) is the LGBTQIA+ hockey organization and friend to New England allies. A registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, BPH is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for players to learn, enjoy and compete in the sport they love. BPH is committed to diversity, equality and inclusion on and off the ice. Learn more at www.BostonPrideHockey.org.
About SCORE Boston:
SCORE Boston is an organization that provides young players with the opportunity to participate in the sport of ice hockey and the inspiration to see their future differently by using ice hockey as a platform to highlight the importance of education, teaching life lessons and foster an environment of tolerance and mutual respect.
About TD Bank:
TD Bank is one of the 10 largest banks in the US, offering more than 9.5 million customers a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,220 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, the Mid-Atlantic and Metro DC. , Carolina and Florida locations. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ For more information, visit www.td.com/us. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US and www.twitter.com/TDNews_US.