Bruins fans will be ditching their skates and lacing up their running shoes come April.
Fifteen runners make up the first ever Boston Bruins Marathon Team, three of which are members of the Boston Bruins staff. The team has been assembled to raise money for the Bruins Foundation and will be hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 11 at Boston bar McGreevy's at 911 Boylston Street from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Each runner was required to raise a minimum of $3,500, which will support children's athletic programs, academics, health, and community outreach programs. The Boston Bruins Foundation hopes raise over $52,500 through this initiative.
There will be a variety of items up for auction at McGreevy's, including a Bruins team-signed Winter Classic jersey, dinner for two with Bruins legend Ray Bourque, and four VIP tickets to the Jason Varitek Celebrity Putt Putt event.
Below is a list of the Boston Bruins Marathon Team:
Lara Balter (Wayland, MA)
Peter DeRoeve (Tewksbury, MA)
Dan Eccles (Swampscott, MA)
Lyndsey Ferreira (Woburn, MA)
Rosemarie Furey (Westford, MA)
Kerry Hall (Boston, MA)
Sarah Higgins (South Boston, MA)
Erin Lynch (Tewksbury, MA)
Allyson McDonald (Hingham, MA)
Meghan McEvoy (Forestdale, MA)
Alexa Nicholls (Middleton, MA)
Sue Ann Strathie (Boston, MA)
Jarod Warsofsky (Weymouth, MA)