The Boston Bruins are lending a helping hand to the Humboldt Broncos.
The Bruins and the Boston Bruins Foundation announced Monday night two fundraising initiatives to help support those affected by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy. The fundraisers will take place during the team’s 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Bruins and their foundation have pledged to donate a minimum of $50,000 to the Humboldt Broncos community.
The first initiative is an online raffle for an entire suite for Bruins-Maple Leafs Game 2, set for 8 p.m. ET at TD Garden on Saturday, April 14. Fans can purchase raffle tickets by visiting bruinsraffles.org.
The Bruins Foundation also will host a 50/50 raffle Thursday night during Game 1, with all proceeds being donated to the Humboldt Broncos community. The winner is guaranteed to win at least $25,000. The raffle currently is live, and fans can purchase tickets by visiting bruins5050.org (Please note in order to purchase tickets online, fans must be physically in the state of Massachusetts at the time of purchase).
The Humboldt Broncos were involved in a bus accident Saturday in which 15 people were killed and 14 more were injured. The tragedy has prompted an outpouring of support for the Canadian junior hockey team from across the hockey world.
For information on how to get involved with the Bruins’ initiatives as well as any future initiatives and news, visit BostonBruins.com/Humboldt.
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