FITCHBURG -- A crowd estimated at more than 500 turned out to the Wallace Civic Center Sunday afternoon to see a team of Leominster High Alumni (and a few invitees) take on the Boston Bruins Alumni in a fundraiser for the LHS Hockey Booster Club.
The game, which took eight months to organize, is the major revenue-generating event this year for the boosters.
"One-hundred percent of the money raised goes toward the players, both the varsity and the JVs," said Booster Club President Tony Urraro. "It pays for things like sandwiches on the bus and team-building parties. But sometimes, it also pays for the busses and ice time. With how the school budget is we try to help where we can."
Urraro said this is the fifth time the Booster Club has put on a benefit game with the Bruins Alumni, and each time the event has grown in attendance and in sponsorships.
Former Bruin Rick Middleton, president of Boston Bruins Alumni, said that with the addition of more ex-NHL players to the roster, the alumni have been able to assist even more charities this season.
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