Number of Participants: 80
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $1,352
Event Amount Raised: $7,731
Event Type: Disabled
Sport: Boys Ice Hockey
Date: January 14, 2023
Foxboro Sports Center
East Belcher Road, Foxborough
2023 Jr. Beanpot Teams: Brookline HS, Bishop Feehan HS, Lexington HS, Newton North HS
Where: Foxboro Sports Center
When: January 13 and 14
January 13 Game Schedule
Game 1 – 5:30 Bishop Feehan vs. LHS
Opening Ceremonies – between Game 1 and 2
Game 2 – 7:30 BHS vs. NN
January 14 Game Schedule
Game 1 – 5:30 Consolation Game
Game 2 – 7:30 Championship Game
Please join us for competitive high school hockey games, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and more!
About the Jr. Beanpot:
The Jr. Beanpot started in 2017 as the Bar Mitzvah project of then 13-year old Brookline High School Senior defenseman Jacob Gurdin. He motivated his Boston Junior Eagles team to play with the Junior Huskies, Junior Crimson, and Junior Terriers in a Jr. Beanpot tournament to benefit the Travis Roy Foundation at the newly opened Warrior Arena. Jacob chose the foundation because of Travis Roy’s amazing story and his commitment to helping other spinal cord injury survivors get the equipment they need to live as independently as possible. Since the first year of the tournament, we have expanded our teams and increased our fundraising
efforts across four youth hockey tournaments and two high school hockey tournament games. During the pandemic, we hosted a charity golf tournament at the Brookline Golf Course. To date, the Jr. Beanpot has raised over $100,000 for the foundation.
Starting in 2023, the Jr. Beanpot will now support the Travis Roy Center for Enhanced Independence (Travis Roy Center) at Spaulding Rehabilitation (SRH)/Mass General Brigham (MGB). This program was established by the Travis Roy Foundation to continue Travis’ life-long work of elevating the standard of care and quality of life for people living with paralysis.
The Travis Roy Center for Enhanced Independence will provide a combination of equipment, education, and access to people impacted by spinal cord injuries, as well as their families and caregivers. This center will empower patients to experience the most significant possible amount of functionality, quality of life, and independence.
About Travis Roy (1975-2020):
In 1995, Travis suffered a spinal cord injury while playing in his first 11s as a Boston University hockey player. Soon after his injury, Travis realized that he could turn his tragedy into a way to enhance the lives of thousands of other individuals living with a spinal cord injury. He started the Travis Roy Foundation to help other survivors and their families. Over 25 years, the foundation gave the gift of greater independence to 2,100 spinal cord injury survivors through their Quality of Life Grants and contributed $5.6 million dollars to research grants dedicated to improving mobility following paralysis.
In 2022, the Travis Roy Foundation disbanded and generously established The Travis Roy Center for Enhanced Independence at Spaulding Rehabilitation to continue Travis Roy’s life-long work. Spaulding will continue to build upon the foundation’s legacy of strength and success and recognizes that Travis started this initiative via the breadth and depth of his work with Spaulding. In 2019, with Travis’s vision, direction, and feedback, Spaulding partnered with the Travis Roy Foundation to conceptualize, run, and measure the Assistive Technology Pilot Program. Impactful relationships between Travis, foundation staff, and Spaulding clinicians have informed and inspired Spaulding’s care for patients with traumatic SCI since that time. Travis’s mentorship, guidance, ideas, and values continue to influence us today, and this spirit will be imbued in the Center that will bear his name.
Travis passed away on October 29, 2020. His story continues to inspire all of us to live with both a passion and a purpose. Through the Jr. Beanpot, we hope that Travis’ spirit of perseverance, kindness, and love will motivate young hockey players both on and off the ice.
Special thank you to the Foxboro Sports Center for generously donating the ice and to the coaches, players, and families for honoring Travis’ legacy.
“There are times in our lives when we choose our challenges and other times when the challenges simply choose us. It is what we do in the face of those challenges that defines who we are, and more importantly, who we can and will become.” -Travis Roy