Bruins players, coaches, executives and NESN personalities will be on hand Friday as the team brings its Fan Fest Tour to Hadlock Field in Portland, according to a press release.

The purpose of the seven-city tour is to grow the game of hockey throughout the region, the release said.

The event will take place outside the ballpark from 2-7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Members of the organization will play games and mingle with fans, sign autographs, take photos and participate in Q&A sessions.

During the tour, the Bruins expect to outfit over 5,000 kids, who have signed up for the Bruins Academy Learn to Play program, in brand new CCM hockey gear valued at $500 per player, a total of $2.5 million worth of equipment.

The tour also includes stops in Manchester, NH, Burlington, VT, Springfield, MA, Weymouth, MA, Hartford, CT and Providence, RI.

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