The Jacobs family is trying to help ease the pain the COVID-19 outbreak has inflicted on this part of the sports world.
The Boston Bruins’ owners announced Saturday in a press release they’ve established a $1.5 million fund to benefit Bruins and TD Garden part-time, gameday workers who will experience financial hardship if the team is unable to play the six home games remaining on its 2019-20 regular-season schedule.
The NHL paused its season last week due to coronavirus concerns, and it’s unknown when and under what conditions play will resume.
“We thank our associates for their patience and understanding while we worked through the complexity of this unprecedented situation,” the Jacobs family said in a statement.
You can read the full statement below:
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 21, 2020
The Jacobs family aren’t the only members of the Bruins organization pitching in to help the team’s and TD Garden’s workers. Bruins left wing Brad Marchand is backing a GoFundMe page in support of those employees whose economic livelihoods were impacted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Bruins topped both the NHL standings and NHL power rankings when the league paused. The next puck drop can’t come soon enough for players, staff, fans and associates alike.
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