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Jacobs family, Boston Bruins Foundation donate $100,000 to critically injured hockey player

The Boston Bruins recently announced that the Jacobs Family, the Boston Bruins and the Boston Bruins Foundation have pledged a minimum donation of $100,000 to support the recovery of A.J. Quetta, a Boston-area high school hockey player who suffered a spinal cord injury during a game on Jan. 26.

bab_9252-2648846The Bruins, owned by Delaware North Chairman Jeremy Jacobs, joined several local hockey organizations throughout the Boston area in raising funds for Quetta and his family. As of Feb. 3, an online fundraising website had raised more than $775,000, according to a local news story, to help with the family’s medical expenses.

“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,” said Charlie Jacobs, CEO of Delaware North and the Boston Bruins. “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.”

Quetta, a senior at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, Mass., is in stable condition after undergoing extensive spinal cord surgery, and his family released a statement expressing appreciation for the support of the community.

“The outpouring of support is incredible,” said Anthony Quetta Sr. “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.”

The Bruins Foundation is donating proceeds from an online memorabilia auction as well as some of the team’s 50/50 raffles.