Monday, December 29, 2008

"Deep Freeze" Hockey Tournament starts tonight


Students from Boston area schools will face off in a two-day hockey tournament to raise money for the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Breast Cancer Research Center. The East Boston High School Jets will host the fourth annual Deep Freeze high school hockey tournament, sponsored by East Boston Savings Bank, tonight and tomorrow. Founded by East Boston High School’s hockey coach, Robert Anthony, the tournament donates funds raised to the BMC Breast Cancer Research Center as a tribute to Mr. Anthony’s wife, Jacki, who is a breast cancer survivor. Student athletes from East Boston High School wear pink hockey shirts in honor of loved ones both present and past who have been affected by breast cancer. A player from each team will receive a $200 scholarship.

1 comment:

Sandy Allten, RN of Boston Medical Center said...

Every year we walk away from the Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament with great appreciation and admiration for Coach Bob Anthony and his wife Jacki, and all of the other coaches and assistant coaches from all of the high schools involved in the tournament. We also thank East Boston Savings Bank for sponsoring the tournament again! We are so grateful to all of those wonderful sponsors of the program as well as those wonderful folks who supply the pink jerseys, sticks, pucks etc. We are so appreciative of you all!!

Tonight we were treated to 2 exciting hockey games where all of the players inspired us with their great athleticism. But what really inspires us the most are the wonderful high school students who play their hearts out for this wonderful cause....to promote breast cancer awareness, to support breast cancer research and to honor our Boston Medical Center Breast Cancer Survivors. You are all wonderful and we really appreciate your hard work on our behalf!!! We must confess that the East Boston Jets remain first in our hearts as they are our "home team" and have supported us for 3 years straight by donning pink bandannas, pink skate laces and now pink jerseys. But...we also are so incredibly grateful to all of the other fabulous players on the Newton South, St. Clement and Swampscott teams as well! You give up your valuable free time during your holiday vacations, play your hearts out and support a cause that affects all of us.

Coach Bob Anthony has said that too often in the news we only hear about the negative things that high school students are doing. Those of us at Boston Medical Center's Cancer Program would like to thank the wonderful, amazing players of East Boston, Newton South, St.Clement, and Swampscott for the GREAT things they have done this week at the "Deep Freeze" Hockey Tournament!! You are the best!!!