Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks has supported Defending The Blue Line® since 2009 when Brent played for the Minnesota Wild. DTBL Would like to thank Brent and Susan Burns for the strong support of our mission, and for their undying support of the service men and women of both the United States and Canadian military.
February 2, 2014 - Burnzie participated in the Skate For The Troops & Jr. Sharks "Skate for a Cause" at the San Jose Ice - Center Rink in San Jose, California. Over $62,000 was raised by all of the participants. Cathy Andrade of Cathy's Power Skating headed up the event. See the photos and read more about the event.
November 1, 2013 - Burnzie's Buzzcut for Charity. Brent raised money for two non-profits close to his heart – Defending the Blue Line and the Katie Moore Foundation by shaving his beard. His goal was $5,000 but instead through the Sharks Foundation, he raised over $23,000 to be split between the 2 charities. Thank you Burnize for another great donation to DTBL.
2013/2014 hockey season - Brent once again donated a suite to every San Jose Sharks home game this season for DTBL military families. Apply for those tickets here.
August 2013 - Geckos were auctioned off by Matt Baronak who runs Sasobek's World of Reptiles in Pennsylvania. The auction was in honor of Brent Burn for Burnzies Battalion to Help Military Kids Play Hockey. $3,000 was raised during this auction.
April 8 - 19, 2013 - Brent and Cathy Andrade once again collected a ton of equipment during Burnzie's Battalion Equipment Drive 2013
January 2013 - Burnzie donated a luxury suite to the San Jose Sharks game for DTBL military families. Burnzie's Battalion Rocks!
2012 - Brent started a signature charity line of clothing from Gongshow Gear and he donated $20 from each shirt sold and $20 from each hat sold to DTBL.
December 2011 - Brent Burns and Cathy Andrade supported DTBL with an Equipment Drive in San Jose. Check out more photos of Burnzie's Battalion Equipment Drive 2011.
2011/2012 hockey season - Brent Burns purchased a luxury suite for our military in San Jose, CA for the Sharks home games.
July 20, 2011 - Brent played in the Charity Hockey Game at the Cottage Grove, MN Ice Arena with proceeds benefitting the Hastings Hockey Association, Cottage Grove Hockey Association, and Defending The Blue Line. Brent supports DTBL in many ways including "Burnzie's Battalion". For the 2011-2012 season he purchased a luxury suite for our military in San Jose, CA for the Sharks home games.
December 21, 2010 - Read how Brent was honored by the NHLPA’s Goals & Dreams fund - Burnzie's Battle Honours.
2009/2010 hockey season - During this NHL season Brent Burns’ support for military families was well known by anyone and everyone around him. While playing for the MN wild, Brent and his wife purchased a suite at the Xcel Energy Center for the entire 2009-10 NHL season and donated it to DTBL. This very generous donation allowed over 500 members of the military family to attend a Minnesota Wild game.
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