Marge Bishop couldn’t afford to renew her Bruins season tickets, but the Black and Gold brass just couldn’t afford to let her go.
Bishop was a front-row season-ticket holder and sure sounds like she was one of the team’s biggest fans. She sat close to the Zamboni entrance where she would pass chocolates out to TD Garden employees, who knew her by first name, according to The Boston Globe. In 2004, her tickets rose from $73 to $90 and she was worried she couldn’t afford them any more. A ticket representative asked if she’d like to move to cheaper seats but she declined and stuck with the increase until the 2006-07 season when her tickets spiked from $90 to $150.
That’s when she finally couldn’t afford to renew her tickets. Hearing this, Charlie Jacobs invited Bishop for a backstage tour of the Garden. During the tour, he presented her with arguably the greatest gift a New England sports fan can receive: a VIP pass with her name on it, which allows her into any and every Bruins game.
“It was the most unbelievable gesture,” Bishop said. “People just don’t do things like that.
“I’m just a regular person,” Bishop added. “And I’ve been given this remarkable once-in-a-lifetime gift. It’s incredible. It’s the most remarkable story.”
Bishop has never missed a game and felt that it was finally time she went public about her amazing gift.
“I finally wanted to talk about it because I think people should know,” she said. “Charlie Jacobs is an amazing person.”