Boston Bruins and NHL Donating $250,000 in Wake of Marathon Bombings
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In conjunction with the NHL, NHLPA and TD Garden, the Boston Bruins announced a donation of $250,000 on Wednesday to help families of those affected by Monday's bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
According to an official statement released by the team, the money will go toward The One Fund Boston, which was recently established in light of the tragedy. Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs will be donating $100,000 on behalf of the team and players, with the TD Garden, NHL and NHLPA rounding out the total with $50,000 each.
Jacobs announced the donation along with an official statement on the tragedy, via the team's official website:
Our family has been touched by the heroic moments of so many individuals and the strength and resiliency of this community to stand together in solidarity in support of those who were injured and those who lost their lives in this unimaginable tragedy. On behalf of our entire family, we pledge our unwavering support to this community as the process of healing begins.
The support stems from the explosion of two bombs at Monday's marathon, which left over 180 people injured and three dead, according to CNN.com. President Barack Obama has described the event as an act of terror, though no group or individual has taken credit for the attack at this time. There have also been no arrests made in the case.
Although in mourning following such a senseless attack, the nation has leapt to show its support for Boston. The scoreboard at Tuesday night's Cleveland Indians-Boston Red Sox game adorned the phrase "Boston Strong," which has become a slogan for the city over the past few days.
The Bruins and Buffalo Sabres will show their support at Wednesday's game by both wearing ribbons with the phrase, per CBS Sports' Brian Stubits.
Wearing ribbons and donating money won't take away from what happened on Monday. However, honoring these victims at sporting events and showing solidarity across the nation is a commendable effort at such a trying time in Boston.
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