To honor the Bruins' Stanley Cup victory, and celebrate a "friendly wager" between the Catholic leaders in Vancouver and Boston, the team's giant trophy was put on display at the in Braintree on Thursday afternoon.
Archbishop of Vancouver Michael Miller sent a $100 check to be used by the Catholic Charities of Boston, saying in a note to Cardinal Sean O'Malley that he hopes "the friendly nature of our competition serves as an example to our fair cities in the healing of physical and emotional bruises accumulated during competition."
The money will stretch far in this difficult economy, said Deborah Rambo, president of the charity group, who posed with Cardinal O'Malley on Thursday in Braintree. A family of four can eat for a month with the $100, she said.
Employees of the archdiocese and others streamed through the auditorium at the center, taking pictures with the Stanley Cup and checking its top for liquids.
Bruins staff and two police officers escorted the trophy out of the building, but not before three very special rings were caught in photographs in front of the cup – a Bruins' championship ring, a Patriots 2001 Super Bowl ring and the Cardinal's ring.