945438_249418561867719_1710328757_nBoston Bruins resident tough guy Shawn Thornton has a reputation around the league to enforce, he’s a tough guy on the ice. Off of it, Thornton strives to use his name for the greater good of causes close to his heart. Always a friendly face within the community, Thornton has never shied away from lending time to charitable events, eventually founding the Shawn Thornton Foundation.

“The Shawn Thornton Foundation is dedicated to helping find cures for diseases close to Shawn’s heart, specifically, Parkinson’s and cancer. The Foundation will work towards this mission by raising awareness, funding innovative research and helping to relieve the burden and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.”

On August 12th, the fourth annual Putts & Punches for Parkinson’s Golf Tournament will hit the links at Ferncroft Country Club in Middleton, MA.

Photo: NHL Bruins

Photo: NHL Bruins

“Raising funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease, the event will kick off with a celebrity long drive competition, followed by 18 holes of golf with Shawn, as well as some of his teammates and other local celebrities. The evening will conclude with a cocktail reception, dinner, awards ceremony, and auction.”

Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Parkinson Disease Association and the Boston Bruins Foundation. 

If you’re looking for more information about the event, be sure to check out the Thornton Foundation.

Winter was hooked on hockey by age 6, when she first witnessed a bench clearing brawl between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators. Growing from hockey fan to hockey player, Winter followed her passions by founding The Pink Puck. While she also loves fashion and the outdoors, hockey will always be her center ice. Email: winter@thepinkpuck.com Twitter: @Winter_Adams

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