For one night in the summer, alumni of both Boston College and Boston University come together and play for a cause. The two rivals put their hate for one another aside to help support and raise money for both Compassionate Care ALS and the Travis Roy Foundation in the Comm Ave Charity Classic game in Boston on July 14th.
This was the third year the Comm Ave Classic was held, having even more NHL players than the previous years. For Boston College, some big players included Johnny Gaudreau, Kevin Hayes, Brian Dumoulin, Noah Hanifin, Brian Boyle and Cory Schneider. And for Boston University: Jack Eichel, Charlie McAvoy and Charlie Coyle returned to play in the game. Even Keith Yandle showed up, although he didn’t attend either school. He ended up as a “free agent” of sorts and eventually played on BC’s side for the game. This year, the BU alumni were the winners with an 8-6 victory over BC.
Not only did this years game feature more NHL players, it also raised the most money out of the three years it’s been running. This year alone, the game raised over $64,000 for both charities involved. With this money included, the grand total raised in the three years is over $175,000 raised. This is an insane amount of money that can and will help research and those who are suffering.
As always, the Comm Ave Charity Classic gives fans a chance to watch some hockey in the middle of summer. The game also gives fans the opportunity to meet some of their favorite players after the game and around Boston. Not only are you watching hockey, you’re also helping out two really great charities.