BOSTON (CBS) — Everyone’s favorite fist-bumping Bruins fan was honored by the team Saturday night.
It was “Fan Appreciation Night” at the TD Garden, where the Bruins played their final home game of the year. There were trophies for the top players to recognize their charitable work and play on the ice, but the biggest ovation was for young Liam Fitzgerald.READ MORE: I-Team: High School Failure Rates In Massachusetts Jumped During Pandemic
Nine-year-old Liam has Down Syndrome and has successfully battled cancer. A video of him getting a fist bump from Bruins players leaving the ice after a pregame skate went viral in November.
On Saturday, the Bruins Foundation presented Liam with a $23,000 check for his #BumpOutCancer campaign.
The campaign challenges people to donate $5 and post a picture or video on social media of you fist bumping someone and challenging five people to fist bump others.
The female and male that raises the most money and garners the most votes for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 10-week campaign will be deemed the Society’s Woman and Man of the Year, respectively
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To learn more about Liam’s campaign, visit his fundraising page.