Business First: Buffalo's Jeremy Jacobs reaches out to Boston

April 18, 2013 Updated Apr 18, 2013 at 7:45 AM EDT

By James Fink, Buffalo Business First

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Business First: Buffalo's Jeremy Jacobs reaches out to Boston

April 18, 2013 Updated Apr 18, 2013 at 7:45 AM EDT

The "One Fund Boston" campaign, a fund raising effort to aid families and victims from Monday's Boston Marathon bomb explosions has received a major financial boost from Delaware North Cos. chairman Jeremy Jacobs.

Jacobs, who also owns the Boston Bruins, personally donated $100,000 to the fund and arranged for another $150,000 to be donated from the TD Garden, which he owns, as well as from the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players Association.

The donation is one of several things Jacobs and the Bruins are doing or did last night to honor those injured in the explosions and the first responders who aided the injured.

For last night's Bruins-Buffalo Sabres game, the team donated 80 tickets to first responders while players from both teams wore commemorative "Boston Strong" decals on their helmets. Members of the Bruins staff also wore "Boston Strong" blue-and-yellow ribbons.

The TD Garden was illuminated in blue-and-yellow lighting and a special "Boston Strong" video played before the game, which the Sabres rallied to win, 3-2, in a shootout. Buffalo tied the game at 2 with just 27 seconds to play in regulation.