Who knew us Professional Hockey Writers were so philanthropic? Here’s a release from the Bruins about a partnership between the PHWA (which I’m a proud member of) and the B’s to raise money for charity. And all it cost us media members is a measly $5 for top shelf food in the Garden’s press room. I’ll be back with some postgame thoughts after the B’s game with the Penguins, which is currently tied 1-1 with 4:30 to go in the second period.
BOSTON BRUINS  FOUNDATION AND BOSTON CHAPTER OF THE PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY WRITERS ASSOCIATION TEAM UP FOR CHARITY
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins Foundation and the Boston Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) have partnered to make a donation to a charity of their choosing at the end of the 2008-2009 season.
Two and half hours before every Bruins home game, there is a press meal served in the Will McDonough Press Room at the TD Banknorth Garden  for working members of the media. Those members of the media who wish to dine in the Press Room will be asked to make a $5.00 donation and 100 percent of the donation will go to the Boston Bruins Foundation. At the end of the year, the Bruins Foundation and the Boston Chapter of the PHWA will mutually agree upon a charity to which they will donate 100 percent of the proceeds collected throughout the season.
“The Boston Bruins Foundation is very happy to work with the Media that covers the Bruins to help our community,” said Director of Development, Boston Bruins Foundation Bob Sweeney. “By contributing a small amount for a meal in the Will McDonough room before each game, the Boston Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and the Bruins Foundation are going to be able to make a sizeable donation at the end of the year.”
“The Boston Chapter of the PHWA is proud to be part of this endeavor with the Bruins Foundation and looks forward to helping out a worthy cause,” stated Matt Kalman, President of the Boston Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
The Bruins host the Pittsburgh Penguins  in their 2008-2009 home opener tonight, October 20, at 7:00 p.m. ET at the TD Banknorth Garden (TV: NESN, RADIO: WBZ1030 AM).
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