Since a hit during a varsity hockey game three years ago left Matt Brown paralyzed from the chest down, the former Norwood High School student has captivated New England with his amazing story of perseverance.
Though Brown is confined to a wheelchair, he has been an active member of the community — the diehard Bruins fan dropped the opening puck at a B’s game last season and even completed last year’s Boston Marathon with the help of former Army Ranger Lucas Carr — and remains determined to regain feeling in his arms and legs.
Brown’s journey will be celebrated Saturday, April 6, with the third annual Matt Brown Gala, held this year at the State Street Pavilion and EMC Club at Fenway Park. The event, held at TD Garden last year and at Gillette Stadium in 2011, also recognizes youth hockey players and volunteers that exemplify Brown’s determination and commitment to the sport with the annual MB3 Never Quit awards.
Tickets for the dinner can be purchase for a recommended donation of $75.
Five hundreds tickets have already been purchased for the event, with only 200 still for sale. For information and to purchase tickets, visit mattbrownnumber3.org.
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