The Big Z Challenge is an annual charity event hosted by Dr. Bryan Hoertdoerfer, the official reconstructive and cosmetic dentist to the Boston Bruins. PACE is a proud Sponsor for the Mary & John Elliot Charitable Foundation designated to benefit Elliot Heath System Pediatrics
Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara participates in the event, giving local fans a chance to meet “The Big Z” and have a once in a lifetime experience. Funds raised at the event are donated to the Mary & John Elliot Charitable Foundation and designated to benefit Elliot Heath System Pediatrics. Each year, over $10,000 has been raised and donated to provide new equipment, along with necessary funds to continue to provide the best care for children in need.The Big Z Challenge features an actual “challenge” where younger fans face off against Chara, in a hockey related activity, such as a street hockey shooting competition or a one-on-one air-hockey game. Participants are awarded with exclusive prizes including tickets to Boston Bruins home games, autographed memorabilia, and more.