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September 1, 2011

Stanley Cup coming to Beverly High School this Sunday

The most recognizable trophy in all of professional sports is coming to Beverly this weekend.

The Stanley Cup, which was won by the Boston Bruins for the first time in 39 years this past June, will be on display at the new Beverly High School field house on Sunday.

Beverly native Eric Tosi, the assistant director of media relations for the Bruins, is getting the Stanley for the day. The players, coaches and management from the Stanley Cup-winning team get to spend a day with the Cup each year, and Tosi was invited to have one.

He has chosen to host what's being called a "Fundraiser at the Fieldhouse," in conjunction with the Benjamin T. Bradley Foundation. (Bradley, a former Beverly High hockey standout and, like Tosi, a member of the BHS Class of 1999, died in an auto accident in April 2001).

Doors to the field house will open at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, and the Stanley Cup will be there from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.

"It's hard to put into words how special it is and how I excited I am to share this with my family and friends, the Bradley family, and the community of Beverly that I grew up in," Tosi said. "It's an unbelievable opportunity; I'm so thankful to have it."

Fans will have the chance to get their photo taken with the Cup for a suggested $20 donation, all of which will go to the BTB Foundation. This one photo could be one individual or an entire family or group of friends.

The donation will include a raffle ticket to win prizes such as two tickets to the Bruins/Florida Panthers game on Dec. 8 and a postgame meet-and-greet with Bruins winger Shawn Thornton outside the Bruins' locker room (grand prize); a Bruins hockey stick signed by the 2011 Stanley Cup champions (first prize); and a No. 37 autographed Patrice Bergeron home (i.e., black) jersey, complete with the alternate captain "A" sewn on front (second prize). Photos will be limited to the first 500 fans.

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