Boogaard Family Asks For Donations To Benefit Kids

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Derek Boogaard, the New York Rangers forward who died last week in Minnesota, is asking for donations to be made to Defending the Blue Line in his memory, in lieu of flowers.

The Rangers said Tuesday that the family “would like to see Derek’s legacy live on by supporting military kids and the game he loved.”

Defending the Blue Line is a nonprofit organization created by soldiers with the spirit of keeping hockey alive for the children of our nation’s military heroes, according to the mission statement on the group’s website.

The 28-year-old Boogaard was found dead Friday at his Minneapolis apartment. A cause of death has not yet been determined.

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  • Dave

    Worst headline ever WCCO, you make it sound like its for his own kids, which makes people wonder why they would ever give donations to a millionaires kids. This of course was done intentionally so that people read the stupid article. So much hate for desperate news outlets.

  • St Paul

    Dave did you even read the article? The headline makes it clear. What state are you from? Quit your wineing and get a job. Jerk.

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