On April 24-26, the Bain Capital hockey team once again joined former NHL greats in the annual Corey C. Griffin NHL Alumni Pro-Am Charity Hockey Tournament benefitting the Brain Injury Center at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), one of the world’s leading pediatric neuroscience centers for the research of trauma on the developing brain. To date, the Bain Capital team has raised more than $180,000, far surpassing their 2015 goal of $100,000 and more than doubling their fundraising total from 2014. Employees in the Boston office contributed to the effort with a Casual for a Cause fundraiser on April 17.
The tournament, founded by former Bain Capital employees and brothers, Corey and Mike Griffin, has raised nearly $900,000 in 2015 and since it was started has raised more than $1.5 million to make a difference in the lives of those affected by pediatric head trauma. The tournament was re-named in Corey Griffin’s honor this year following his unexpected passing in August 2014.
"I am so proud of what this tournament has been able to accomplish in three short years. It was an emotional weekend, and you really felt Corey’s spirit at every turn," said Jay Corrigan, team Co-Captain and Chief Financial Officer at Bain Capital Private Equity. "It was such a great experience playing with players from across the firm. At the draft, someone said that hockey creates strong family bonds and I feel that way about this Bain Capital team. Great thanks to The Boston Bruins Foundation, the NHL Alumni Association and most importantly to all of our supporters for another incredible event."
Donations from the tournament will go towards three main areas of funding, including: