There is nothing we love more than a charitable hockey event. Teams at all levels participate in creative fundraising endeavors throughout not just the season, but the year. The Boston Bruins Foundation has been instrumental in the Boston community, with proceeds rolling in from events and rolling back out to the community. Keeping with that tradition, on April 1st, the Boston Bruins (or more specifically 18 members of the current team) will participate in the sixth annual “Cuts for a Cause”. The event, held from 2:30-5:30 pm at Royale Boston, will be hosted by resident Bruins tough guy Shawn Thornton and 98.5 The Sports Hub.
The event allows auction winners to shave the heads of their favorite players while raising money for the Shawn Thornton Foundation, Boston Bruins Foundation and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. While player participation is far from mandatory, this years 18 participants marks the highest number in the event’s six-year history.
The line-up includes, Gregory Campbell, Jordan Caron, Zdeno Chara, Andrew Ference, Dougie Hamilton, Nathan Horton, Aaron Johnson, Chris Kelly, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Lane MacDermid, Brad Marchand, Adam McQuaid, Daniel Paille, Rich Peverley, Jay Pandolfo, Dennis Seidenberg and Shawn Thornton.
It’s a fun event, with a fun atmosphere. If you’re worried about the $25 admission, it’s certainly worth the price. Not only is it for charity, but fans in years past have witnessed Adam McQuaid receiving a mullet and Brad Marchand crooning to the crowd.
Bruins fans can bid on the opportunity to shave the head of their favorite participating Bruins player by visiting bostonbruins.com/cutsforacause. The bidding begins on Monday, March 25 and ends on Friday March 29. Auction winners will also receive admission to the VIP session from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. where they will meet and greet the players on the event floor and receive a special Bruins gift bag that includes autographed Bruins memorabilia. (via bruins.nhl.com)
To get a taste for the event, here is The Pink Puck’s recap from last seasons’ “Cuts for a Cause”. We even managed to catch Marchand during his serenade!