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.