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Hockey Brings Smiles, Teddy Bears to Mass General Hospital for Children

June 15, 2012

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BOSTON – Members of the 2012 National Champion Boston College Men’s Ice Hockey Team were honored guests of the Theodore Roosevelt Association’s Teddy Bear Celebration Event on Friday afternoon at Mass General Children’s Hospital. The visit by the Eagles helped Teddy’s Bears for Kids – New England Chapter official begin a new relationship with the Mass General.

TRA President Tweed Roosevelt, great grandson of the organization’s namesake, enlightened the crowd about the origin of the Teddy Bear and chapter president Jimmie Connelly shared examples of the impact that the Teddy Bear Program has had. BC hockey team members Brian Billett, Chris Kreider, Chris Venti and Steven Whitney then took time to hand out Teddy Bears and chat with children on the pediatric wing of Mass General.

The TRA started the Teddy Bears for Kids Program in 1986. The mission of the program is to bring smiles and comfort to sick children. Since that time, TRA has present more than 75,000 Teddy Bears to children across the United States.

Please visit to learn more about the program and how to make a difference.

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