Jacobs Family announces funds for part-time TD Garden employees

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 25: A general view of the exterior of TD Garden before the preseason game between the New Jersey Devils and the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on September 25, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com

The Bruins tweeted a statement on Saturday, announcing that the Jacobs family has invested $1.5 million in a fund geared toward supporting part-time employees who are losing work due to the suspension of the National Hockey League season amid concerns over spreading the COVID-19 virus.

"The Jacobs Family has established a $1.5 million fund for the Boston Bruins and TD Garden part-time gameday associates who will be financially burdened if the six remaining regular season Bruins games are not played," the statement read. "We thank our associates for their patience and understanding while we worked through the complexity of this unprecedented situation."

Boston Bruins on Twitter

The Jacobs Family has announced a fund for part-time, gameday associates of the #NHLBruins and @tdgarden: https://t.co/bOrqzyeDJA

The NHL officially suspended its season on March 12. So far, six potential Bruins games have been postponed. On Monday, Mass. governor Charlie Baker announced that all non-essential businesses should close until at least April 7. It's unclear when and if the NHL and NBA, among many other suspended sports leagues, will resume.

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