BOSTON – The Boston Bruins will host a scrimmage with Boston Pride Hockey at Warrior Ice Arena on Thursday, June 23, sponsored by TD Bank and in celebration of Pride Month.
The scrimmage will begin at 7 p.m. and will include members of Boston Pride Hockey, former Boston Bruins goaltender and current Team Ambassador Tuukka Rask, Bruins alumni and NESN analyst Andrew Raycroft, Boston Pride President and Olympic gold medalist Colleen Coyne, and members of the PHF’s Boston Pride.
Boston Pride Hockey (BPH) is a New England non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ players and allies to learn, enjoy, and compete in the sport of hockey. Since its founding in 1989, BPH has grown exponentially, consistently expanding upon its wide range of dynamic and inclusive programs throughout the year. These include its Inclusive Hockey League, year-round pick-up games, tournaments around the globe, skill sessions, and youth hockey initiatives.
“At BPH, we believe hockey is for everyone and remain committed to our mission of providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive hockey environment for anyone who wants to participate – both on and off the ice,” said Greg Sargent, President of Boston Pride Hockey. “This Pride Month, we’re once again proud to join the Boston Bruins, TD Bank, and PHF’s Boston Pride to celebrate teamwork, acceptance, and respect – three values that continue to be at the core of every BPH initiative.”
The scrimmage is the second to be hosted by the Bruins and presented by TD Bank as part of their partnership with the Boston Bruins on Hockey is for Everyone initiatives. Hockey is for Everyone is an NHL initiative in partnership with You Can Play that utilizes the sport of hockey, and the League’s global influence, to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.
“We are honored to be able to partner with the Bruins and be a part of an initiative that promotes inclusivity and positive change in our community,” said Mauro Decarolis, Market Retail President for Greater Boston at TD Bank. “We believe in the power of this community and encouraging inclusivity in all areas, especially in something as meaningful to the culture of Boston as sports.”
About Boston Pride Hockey
Boston Pride Hockey (BPH) is New England’s LGBTQ+ hockey organization. A registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, BPH is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming environment for people to learn, enjoy, and compete in the sport they love. BPH is committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion on and off the ice. Learn more at www.BostonPrideHockey.org.
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