WILMINGTON, MA — The Boston Bruins and the Boston Bruins Foundation recognized the Wilmington Fire Department as the winners of the First Responder Challenge, presented by National Grid and held in January, by presenting them with the BFit Cup on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Wilmington Fire House.
The Wilmington Fire Department won the challenge by raising $12,985, the most of any fire or police department that participated.
As a part of the celebration, the firefighters played a street hockey game with the Woburn Street School third-grade class at noon before the Cup presentation. The Wilmington Fire Department and the Bruins will be donating a full set of street hockey equipment to the Woburn Street School.
The First Responder Challenge served as a fundraiser for The Hundred Club of Massachusetts, whose mission is to provide assistance and support to the surviving families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line-of-duty. Firefighters, police officers and EMTs from around New England participated in an in-arena course where they climbed stairs and ran concourse laps that spanned TD Garden’s bowl, premium level and balcony level. Participants were encouraged to complete the challenge in full gear.
The First Responder Challenge served as the kickoff event for the new approachable fitness initiative, Boston Bruins BFit. A total of $130,000 was raised from the event and subsequently donated to The Hundred Club of Massachusetts.
(NOTE: The above press release is from the Boston Bruins.)
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