The Boston Bruins Foundation has pledged $1 Million over the next three years to promote the shared values of inclusion, instilling confidence, and overall health and wellness. The Boston Bruins will use their platform as a professional sports team with a passionate fan base to spread the mission of Special Olympics through the game day experience and community activations.
The Boston Bruins Foundation Executive Director, Bob Sweeney highlighted the connection between the organizations, “We have been focusing on health and wellness with our B Fit program for a couple of years and B Inclusive makes so much sense with Special Olympics athlete, John Dunleavy working in our office. I have had a chance to see him compete this summer and his attitude brings so much to our workforce every day.” John Dunleavy has been an athlete for over 10 years and excels in the sports of swimming and basketball.
In addition to highlighting and honoring Special Olympics athletes throughout the season, the Bruins and Special Olympics Massachusetts will work together to educate fans on the impressive work that Special Olympics Massachusetts is doing in the community, and most importantly, the incredible talent and determination demonstrated by the athletes.
Boston Bruins Foundation announce historic partnership with Special Olympics Massachusetts
On Tuesday August 28, the Boston Bruins Foundation announced an historic partnership with Special Olympics Massachusetts. The Boston Bruins Foundation has pledged a $1 million donation over three years to Special Olympics Massachusetts; the largest donation by the foundation to date.
Get your very own Boston Bruins B Inclusive t-shirt!
Now that the Boston Bruins Foundation has officially kicked off their partnership with Special Olympics Massachusetts, you can show your support for both amazing organizations with your very own B Inclusive t-shirt. These are the same shirts Special Olympics athletes wore at the press conference announcing the $1 million donation and features the same logo used throughout TD Garden at the Bruins Home Opener on October 8th.
Boston Bruins Home Opener features Special Olympics Massachusetts
The puck drop at the Boston Bruins home opener on October 8 symbolized more than just the beginning of a new season of hockey in Boston, and more than the beginning of a winning game against the Ottawa Senators. The ceremonial puck drop, done by Special Olympics Massachusetts President and CEO Mary Beth McMahon with the help of Unified partner Betame DeBono and athletes Beth Donahue, Ned Reichenbach and John Dunleavy, represented just how important the new partnership between the Boston Bruins Foundation and Special Olympics Massachusetts really is.
2018 Boston Bruins Foundation Golf Tournament
John Dunleavy was one of six Special Olympics Massachusetts athletes at the golf course to meet Bruins players, coaches, alumni and supporters, and share about their experiences with Special Olympics. The other athletes in attendance were Colin and Amanda Davidson, Tyler Lagasse, Beth Donahue and Nate Simons.