Supporting an Injured Ice Hockey Player
The Delaware North Chairman, Jeremy Jacobs-owned Boston Bruins ice hockey team and Boston Bruins Foundation, are donating US $100,000 towards rehabilitating recently injured high school player, A.J. Quetta.
Quetta, a senior at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, Massachusetts, is in a stable condition after undergoing extensive spinal cord surgery following an incident during a match on 26th January.
According to a local news report, the commitments by the Jacobs Family and online selloff of team memorabilia by the Bruins Foundation to raise additional funds, form part of a wider fundraising initiative involving local ice hockey associations which has raised US $775,000 to date.
Delaware North and Boston Bruins CEO, Charlie Jacobs, comments:
"Despite these tragic circumstances, it makes my family and the Boston Bruins organization very proud to see such an outpouring of support from the New England hockey community.
"A.J. and his family should know that they are not alone in the journey, and that we will be with him the whole way."
A.J.'s father, Anthony Quetta Senior, adds: "People have been unbelievable and my wife Nicole and I are grateful.
"We would like to thank the doctors, nurses and first responders for their extraordinary efforts to help our son. We can’t thank everyone enough for all the heartfelt messages of support."