Sep 10, 2019
For Immediate Release
August 23, 2019
Arlington, MA –NHL All Star, 2 time Stanley Cup winner and former Boston Bruin Kevin Stevens will join a host of media, political and sports personalities past & present as they support his nonprofit charity, Power Forward, Inc. The celebration will kick off with the first New England screening of the Canadian Screen Award nominated film, SHATTERED, a documentary of Kevin Steven’s 24- year struggle with addiction. The Regent Theatre will pull out the red carpet at 6pm for the screening and there will be a short Q&A conducted by Senator Cindy Friedman and members of Power Forward’s team after the film. Following the screening, actor, comic and fan favorite, Lenny Clarke will be at the VIP reception at the Menotomy Grill. A silent and live auction will be conducted featuring sports memorabilia and one of a kind gift packages. Proceeds benefit Power Forward’s student education and prevention programming.
Kevin spent over two decades battling drugs after being one of the highest paid athletes in the NHL. Today, Kevin, and his team at Power Forward including his sister Kelli Wilson and co-founder Andy Bernstein are dedicated in providing resources and education to battle this deadly disease and have formed a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity, Power Forward. One of the signature programs of Power Forward is Kevin’s Crosscheck Radio/Podcast. Crosscheck is a media platform that is designed to bring open and honest discussion around the drug crisis affecting communities everywhere. Each week, Kevin Stevens, Andy Bernstein and Alex Bezanson tackle the real issues regarding the impact of addiction. Prevention, education, and resources are key topics discussed with notable guests from the world of sports, entertainment, politics and the medical profession. Crosscheck Video Podcast airs on community access stations across the state of MA, online at Powerforward25.com, on WATD 95.9 FM, and iTunes. Power Forward also has a division called Integrative Healthcare Solutions, led by Catherine DeOrsey, which focuses on non-opioid pain management within the medical community.
A gaggle of comedian friends, athletes, and other celebrities are expected to attend including: Bruins GM Don Sweeney, Olympian Mike Eruzione, Hall of famer Brian Leetch, Hall of famer Joe Mullen, former Bruin Bob Sweeney, Frank Simonetti, Ken Hodge, Jr. and a hat full of players including Dan La Couture, Dave Jenson, Tim Sweeney, Former BU Coach Jack Parker, Former BC Coach, Steve Cedorchuk, 1988 Olympic Coach Ben Smith, Harvard Coach Ted Donato, NHL Legend Derek Sanderson, Actor Kevin Chapman, Drop Kick Murphy lead singer, Ken Casey, Comedians Dave Russo, Jimmy Dunn, Joey Carroll, Josh Dolan. Former NE Patriots Max Lane and Chris Sullivan, CEO of Concussion Legacy Foundation, Chris Nowinski, media movers, Jayme Parker, Michelle McFee, Dave Wedge, Ted Wayman, Senate President Spilka, authors, Kevin Symmons and Bob Hyldburg ….and the list keeps growing. A silent and live auction will be offered with one of a kind sports and lifestyle items.
Photo Opportunity: 6pm- Regent Theater (7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA) 7:45- 10pm VIP reception Menotomy Grill ( 25 Mass Ave, Arlington, MA)