UPDATED: Stanley Cup Is Coming To Tewksbury!

Cup will be brought to the Tewksbury Country Club.

UPDATED: Wednesday, 7 a.m.

The symbol of the Boston Bruins first championship in nearly 40 years is coming to Tewksbury!

The Stanley Cup will be at the on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a public viewing.

According to TCC Controller Kathy Bligh, the country club has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the Bruins, joining forces on several major charity events in the past.

However, the decision to bring the Cup to Tewksbury belonged to Bruins' equipment manager Keith Robinson, a 1987 Tewksbury High graduate. Each member of the Stanley Cup Champion's staff, along with the players, gets the chance to spend one day with the Cup, taking it anywhere they would like to go. Robinson is bringing it to his home town.

According to the Bruins' Media Guide, Robinson has been with the Bruins for 23 years, starting out as a locker room assistant and moving on to become assistant equipment manager, a position he held for 17 years before being promoted to equipment manager.

The event Saturday will serve as a charity benefit, with proceeds going to the families of fallen soldiers. Bligh said details regarding which Massachusetts organization will benefit are still being worked out. but she said Robinson definitely wanted to help the families of fallen soldiers.

Admission will be $10 per person.

"There had been discussion of making it $20 but we wanted to make it affordable and make sure as many people as possible could see the Cup," said Bligh.

Kelly Constantino July 07, 2011 at 01:07 PM
Huge Bruins fan! So happy to have the opportunity to touch the cup and get pictures with it. Thank you Keith for thinking of your home town. You could have done anything on your day and I applaud you for sharing it with us and raising money for our troops and familes at the same time! They don't get any better than you!
Mike Doherty July 07, 2011 at 02:55 PM
For those who are unable to attend this charity event because of finances. I may have your answer. If you go up to purchase your ticket(s) to see the cup just briefly explain your situation. This is a charitable event and no donation is too small or too big. I’m guessing $10 is a suggested amount. I have run many charitable events over the years and I never turned down a donation. I will be there with my family and my $40. This is a great guy being very unselfish. You don’t see that a lot these days.
Daisy Duck July 07, 2011 at 02:58 PM
Alex, please DON'T take your family to this charitable event. If another member of the Bruins decides not to hold a charitable event, then please go to that viewing instead. There will be a huge turnout because we are all fans. Helping out a charity at the same time is the right thing to do. It will cost be $70 for my family and I will be happy to pay it so my children can see and touch the Cup up close.
Comment July 07, 2011 at 03:05 PM
I will be sending my husband and son (I will save $10 by not going myself). They won't "touch" the cup because they are hockey players and hockey players don't touch the cup till they win it :) I love the opportunity to donate to a soldier-oriented charity and having the boys see their prized dream trophy. Like someone said, I'm sure other people will have free venues to view the cup, this guy thought of others for his day with the trophy. Thank you for thinking of the men and women (and their families) who give us all the right to comment on this. ;)
Paul M July 07, 2011 at 03:12 PM
They only get the cup for 100 days then it goes to get engraved
Kim Gallagher July 07, 2011 at 06:12 PM
Thank you !!
Kim Gallagher July 07, 2011 at 06:14 PM
Well Said!
Jodi July 07, 2011 at 07:52 PM
So the Bruin players will be present or no?
Bill Gilman (Editor) July 07, 2011 at 07:55 PM
As far as we know there will not be Bruins players in attendance.
Danielle Delaney July 07, 2011 at 08:03 PM
can your purchase tickets now or only on the day of the event?
Bill Gilman (Editor) July 07, 2011 at 08:18 PM
You might call the TCC on this but my understanding is that it is all "day of event" payment.
Chris Kelly July 07, 2011 at 08:37 PM
Any ideas on how the town is going to handle overflow parking for the event. I am unable to see how the TCC can handle the crowd with their parking lot and other buisnesses will likely be unwillingly to give up retail parking on a Saturday morning.
Bill Gilman (Editor) July 07, 2011 at 08:41 PM
The biggest issue will be early AM ... once the crowd starts moving in to see the cup at 10 a.m., what you will have is a steady stream of people coming and going from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain would help, as it would cut down on the golfers. But the bigger issue than parking will be traffic. Making sure everyone gets in and out of the parking lot safely.
LeeAnn Yates O'Neil July 08, 2011 at 01:07 AM
Do you need to be a member of the country club or is it open to everyone?
Bill Gilman (Editor) July 08, 2011 at 01:09 AM
Open to everyone.
LeeAnn Yates O'Neil July 08, 2011 at 02:05 AM
Thank You!
SD From T-Bury July 08, 2011 at 02:04 PM
I am a life-long, never-give-up, 40-something Bruins fan. I am THRILLED at this opportunity. Sure, it's going to cost more than I can afford, but the families of fallen soldiers have paid a price far greater. I'll scrape up the money for this opportunity. Getting to see the Stanley Cup is not a right. It was very nice of him to bring it to Tewksbury and I think it's petty to argue the nature of the charitable donation for the privilege (not the right) to see the Cup. There's always one or two in every crowd who has to complain I guess.
Patty Lynch July 08, 2011 at 03:08 PM
Hi- I was wondering if there is a list of where and when the cup is going to be? Do you happen to know? Thank you
Greg Afarian July 08, 2011 at 04:13 PM
I would highly recommend seeing it, its truly a special sight. As for any rumors you may of heard it is the "REAL" Stanley Cup. It was the 1st question I asked the Keeper of The Cup. Since 1994 they have escorted The Cup and he told me that if it wasn't the real thing it would ruin the integrity of the trophy. One word, AWESOME!
Kelly Constantino July 08, 2011 at 06:29 PM
Couldn't have said it better! See you tomorrow! Go B's!
Jodi July 08, 2011 at 08:27 PM
Took the words right out of my mouth!
pam July 08, 2011 at 10:26 PM
This is a win win for me My Husband is a huge Bruins fan and my son is in the military and home on leave so he will be coming with us. I am more then happy to donate my $60 bucks it will cost me :)
michael d. small July 09, 2011 at 02:23 AM
as a retired service member, i say b/z to this player, for not only thinking of his hometown, but also of his fellow american's, in their time of need.
Melissa Gleaton July 09, 2011 at 04:41 PM
Hi Denise. I was there today. They were raising money for the Massachusetts Solidier Legacy Fund (http://www.mslfund.org/). A great event, and it looks like they may have made $20K plus today. Thanks to Keith Robinson!!!
Dave S. July 09, 2011 at 05:07 PM
It was awesome....so many people were there. So glad I got there at 6am to be one of trhe first in. It was well worth standing there for 4 hours. I even gave $20 toward the charity. Awesome job. Just hope all those that came were able to get in and see it
Comment July 09, 2011 at 07:59 PM
From what I understand, they had way more people then they expected - which is great for the charity, however, not so great for people who didn't think to arrive early to wait in line. Thank you to Keith for bringing it to town and to donate to the charity and thank you to the Ginsburgs for putting up with the huge crowd. Go Bruins! Hopefully we'll see you all again next year!
LeeAnn Yates O'Neil July 10, 2011 at 03:06 AM
I've been a long time B's fan ( I can still remember them winning the 72' cup like it was yesterday) and I just wanted to say Thank You to Keith Robinson for sharing the cup with us! All I can say is that it was an amazing experience for me. Never in a million years did I think I'd ever be that close to the cup, never mind having a photo of the event! It's an opportunity that only comes along once in a lifetime, and I'll forever be grateful to you for it! Thank You!!
Christian Panasuk July 10, 2011 at 07:26 PM
Once again, the Ginsburgs prove to be a very classy act. What a great inconvenience to put up with "for the community," and a charity. Kudos to the entire staff of the Country Club.
Bill O July 20, 2011 at 03:47 PM
there was a free event. it was the damn parade that 1.5 million people flooded the streets for. if ur brats want to see the cup so bad then take them, and if u dont, tell them it was because their enjoyment wasnt worth your 10 dollars.
denise July 20, 2011 at 04:27 PM


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