Scott Tilbury, community development officer at Red Deer Mustard Seed, poses for a photo with hockey great Joe Mullen after the game on Sunday at the Centrium. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Scott Tilbury, community development officer at Red Deer Mustard Seed, poses for a photo with hockey great Joe Mullen after the game on Sunday at the Centrium. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

VIDEO: Boston Bruins alumni team lends helping hand to raise money for two Red Deer charities

Fundraising goal for Sunday’s game between Bruins alumni team and Red Deer Community HOPE Stars is $60,000

The Red Deer Community HOPE Stars fell to the Boston Bruins alumni team, 9-7, during the fundraising game at the Centrium on Sunday.

But the ultimate goal was not to win or lose but raise money for two local charities, The Mustard Seed and Shalom Counselling Centre.

Scott Tilbury, community development officer at Red Deer Mustard Seed, called the game an ‘amazing success.’

“We are so thankful for the Boston Bruins alumni team for coming out to support the community to help the most vulnerable,” he said.

While the goal is to raise over $60,000, the total amount raised had not yet been counted as of Sunday afternoon.

After the game, the retired, former NHL players signed autographs for fans, many of them young children.

There was also an opportunity to visit the players in the dressing room post game.

 

VIDEO: Boston Bruins alumni team lends helping hand to raise money for two Red Deer charities

Allen Pedersen, who is a Fort Saskatchewan native, visited Red Deer with the Boston Bruins alumni team Sunday. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Allen Pedersen, who is a Fort Saskatchewan native, visited Red Deer with the Boston Bruins alumni team Sunday. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

VIDEO: Boston Bruins alumni team lends helping hand to raise money for two Red Deer charities