The Boston Bruins have today followed their players in throwing their (considerable) weight into supporting the Denna Laing appeal.
After Patrice Bergeron announced that he was donating the use of his suite as a raffle prize in aid of the appeal, the Bruins have announced today that they and their partners will be donating a minimum of $200,000 to the fund set up to aid the Boston Pride forward's rehab after she suffered a serious spinal injury in the Women's Winter Classic:
The Jacobs Family, Bruins, Boston Bruins Foundation & TD Garden pledge min. donation of $200k to Denna Laing Fund https://t.co/KSDsHNexUm— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 16, 2016
CEO for Delaware North's Boston Holdings Charlie Jacobs explained the reasons in a PR on the Bruins website released a few minutes ago:
"Over the past few weeks our organization has gotten to know Denna and her family, and we have all been inspired by their positive attitudes and Denna’s fighting spirit. As leaders in the New England hockey community we want to help with Denna's recovery and rehab and this is our first step in what will be continuing support for the Laing family."
For those wishing to contribute or offer help to the Denna Laing fund, a website has been set up at www.dennalaing.org