Boston, MA (January 11, 2019): The Boston Bruins and the Boston Bruins Foundation have announced that the second annual Patrice Bergeron & 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Pucks & Paddles event will be held on Thursday, February 7 at Royale Boston (279 Tremont Street, Boston, MA) from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The tournament will feature players from the active Boston Bruins roster, on-air personalities from 98.5 The Sports Hub, and patients from Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. All proceeds from the event will benefit Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center and the Boston Bruins Foundation.
The event will feature a single elimination tournament featuring Bruins players, on-air talent, and the winning bidders. Fans can bid on the opportunity to play doubles ping pong with the celebrity of their choice. Starting on January 14, fans can place their bids by visitingBruinsAuctions.org. Bidding will end on February 1. The rounds will advance to a championship game featuring the final two teams, with the winning duo being crowned the Patrice Bergeron & 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Pucks & Paddles champions. In addition, the four best Bruins ping pong players will participate in a separate informal singles competition to demonstrate their talents to the crowd.
All attendees upon arrival will have the opportunity to purchase an entry into a raffle to participate in additional ping pong games against select players.
Tickets are on sale now and fans will have the option to select VIP tickets ($200) or general admission tickets ($50). Tickets can be purchased at BostonBruins.com/PingPong. VIP attendees will enjoy a pre-event meet & greet with members of the team.
When purchasing VIP tickets, guests will either choose to be a part of the Gold VIP session featuring David Backes, Patrice Bergeron, Charlie McAvoy, and Tuukka Rask, or the Black VIP session featuring Zdeno Chara, David Krejci, Brad Marchand, and David Pasternak.
(Please note that general admission tickets do not include player meet and greets).