Zdeno Chara Makes a Major Announcement To Bruins Fans

Published March 20, 2023 at 5:59 PM

Despite serving as the Bruins' captain for 14 years, Zdeno Chara had not achieved one particular goal in Boston, until now.

Zdeno Chara Faces His Toughest Challenge Yet!

Joe Haggerty from Boston Hockey Now reports that Big Zee will be joining the iconic Boston Marathon.

Haggerty states:

''At 46 years old, Zdeno Chara will be running the 26-plus-mile marathon for the first time next month, having added it to his bucket list during his nearly 20-year residence in the Hub. Chara announced his participation on his personal Instagram page, revealing that he'll be running on behalf of The Hoyt Foundation and Andover's The Thomas E. Smith Foundation, which assists individuals living with paralysis.''

Haggerty mentioned that Chara shared the news himself in an Instagram post on Sunday, which included the following caption. See it below:

EXCITING NEWS! I'm so happy to announce that I am running my very first marathon, and what better first marathon than the Boston Marathon on April 17th! In addition, I'm running to support The Thomas E. Smith Foundation & The Hoyt Foundation. Dick and Rick Hoyt made an incredible impact on millions of people worldwide and personally helped to motivate us to our 2011 Stanley Cup Championship. The Hoyt Foundation has an amazing legacy with the B.A.A. and this iconic marathon. Tom Smith is one of the most resilient and inspiring stories. With his passion and dedication, his foundation continuously helps those affected by and living with paralysis. If you'd like to make a contribution to The Hoyt Foundation & The Thomas E. Smith Foundation, please click the donation link in my bio. Hope to see you along the course, come cheer us on! #BostonMarathon #BostonStrong #TESFCureParalysis #teamhoyt

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Zdeno Chara Makes a Major Announcement To Bruins Fans

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