November 23, 2009: With the 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park in Boston less than six weeks away, the Boston Bruins have launched the “Boston Bruins Youth Hockey Team Challenge” presented by The Savings Bank Life Insurance Company of Massachusetts. The Challenge is an online contest for youth hockey teams throughout New England in which 25 squads will win 20 tickets each to the game on Jan. 1, 2010.
To enter the “Team Challenge,” youth hockey teams need to log on to www.BostonBruins.com/teamchallenge to submit an essay of 250 words or less explaining their efforts to emulate the Bruins, (i.e. hardworking, giving back to the community, etc.) and a team photo or logo no later than Dec. 3. All nominees will be listed on BostonBruins.com, visitors will vote for the team of their choice. The top 20 teams, as determined by online votes, and an additional five teams selected by Boston Bruins players, will receive 20 tickets to the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic in which the Bruins will host the Philadelphia Flyers.
In addition to winning tickets, the Bruins and SBLI will host a private events for representatives from each of the “Team Challenge” winning teams including a special skate on the ice of the outdoor rink at Fenway Park on Dec. 19.(Full details here.)
“The Winter Classic is a unique opportunity to see a Bruins game in a great outdoor venue like Fenway Park,” SBLI President and CEO Robert K. Sheridan said in a statement. “We are pleased to partner with the Bruins to provide the chance for New England youth hockey players to see their idols in action in a once-in-a-lifetime event.”
With the ice still in place, the Bruins also will host at Fenway Park the AT&T Legends Classic, a celebrity hockey game on Jan. 2 with net proceeds benefiting the Boston Bruins Foundation, the NHL and NHLPA’s Hockey Fights Cancer and the Red Sox Foundation.
Participants are scheduled to include Denis Leary, Tim Robbins, Bobby Farrelly, Cam Neely, Brian Leetch and Pat LaFontaine.
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