The Boston Bruins are giving back to their supporters here in Connecticut, as well the other five New England states, this summer. The team made a stop in Hartford during the team's first ”Summer Fan Fest Tour” and will be at Old State House Square in Hartford until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30.
Noel Acciari, a Johnston, Rhode Island native who played at Providence College, 28-year-old Riley Nash, and assistant coach Jay Pandolfo are in Hartford for the event.
From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., fans will be able to participate in various events alongside Bruins players, coaches, executives, and broadcasters for free, including Q&A sessions, taking photos and more.
This initiative is in conjunction with the Bruins Academy’s “Learn to Play” program, which gives new equipment to youth players from local communities, as the organization expects to provide more than 4,000 children between 4 and 9 with gear prior to the season.
Youth hockey players will also be able to participate in drills and kid-friendly fitness activities.
In addition, sponsors will be giving away tickets to various home games for the 2017-18 season.
More information regarding the tour can be found on the Bruins’ website.
Additional information about the Bruins Academy Learn to Play program can be found here.
Wednesday, Aug. 30: Hartford, Connecticut at Old State House Square, 800 Main St., 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., 60 Elm St.
Thursday, Aug. 31: Providence, RI at ALEX AND ANI City Center, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., 2 Kennedy Plaza.
Editor's Note: The Fan Fest Tour website previously said the event would be at Bushnell Park.