3rd Annual Big Z Challenge
The 3rd Annual Big Z Challenge was held in October 2013 at The Conference Center at the Elliot at River's Edge. 50 Boston Bruins fans had the opportunity to attend an exclusive carnival-themed event with Chara, playing games, taking photos, getting autographs, and chatting with the Boston Bruins captain. 3 randomly selected fans competed in the "Big Z Challenge", facing Chara in an air-hockey game. Event tickets also included concessions, prizes, games, face-painting, entertainment and more. The event was supported by the Mary & John Elliot Charitable Foundation, and the Boston Bruins Foundation. The Bruins Ice Girls and mascot "Blades" were also in attendance to have some fun with the kids at the event. Thanks to our sponsors and everyone who attended, we were able to raise $10,000 to donate to New Hampshire's Hospital for Children.
2nd Annual Big Z Challenge
The second annual Big Z Challenge was held in September of 2012 at The Conference Center at the Elliot at River's Edge. Two local youth hockey teams, the New Hampshire Avalanche and the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs participated in a shooting challenge with Chara, getting coaching tips from the Big Z himself. Thanks to our sponsors and everyone who attended the event, we were able to raise $10,000 to donate to New Hampshire's Hospital for Children and the Right To Play USA.
1st Annual Big Z Challenge
Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara hosted the 1st Annual Big Z Challenge charity event at Hoertdoerfer Dentistry in October 2011. Patients and families got the chance to meet the Stanley Cup Champion as Dr. H and some local hockey players challenged “The Big Z” to a one-on-one stick handling drill. Proceeds from the 2011 event were donated to the Little Baby Face Foundation.