BOBBY ORR Timeline 2000-2009


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All dates, facts and details shown below are accurate and genuine.
This Timeline was generated by spending countless hours researching numerous information sources:
web sites, books, magazines, audio interviews and video footage.

This information will be continuously be updated as more details become available.




Timeline 2000


2000
May 17
Along with PGA Tour star Justin Leonard and Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, he was on-site at the MasterCard Colonial to launch a summer Internet promotion and debut a trio of online sports games available exclusively at the MasterCard website.
2000
August 11

Hosted the 2nd Annual Bobby Orr Celebrity Golf Classic at the Parry Sound Golf and Country Club. Golfed with Don Cherry and Minister Tim Hudak.

2000
October 1
Played at the "Celebrity Hat Trick" benefit game between the Denis Leary Hollywood All-Stars and the Boston Bruins Alumni. The game was held at the Worcester's Centrum Centre. The Hollywood stars included Denis Leary,Cameron Bancroft, Jerry Bruckheimer, Ron Duguay, Mike Eruzione, Michael Fox, Cam Neely, Tim Robbins, Kiefer Sutherland, Rick Moranis and more. Boston led by Orr also included Awrey, Bucyk, Esposito, Lemelin, McKenzie, Sanderson.
2000
October 19

Signed autographs for the book Century Of Hockey at Chapters bookstore in Mississauga, Ontario.

2000
November
Bobby Orr's mother Arva died 18 months after being diagnosed with cancer.



Timeline 2001


2001
September 11

Mentioned in the They Might Be Giants song "Wicked Little Critta", on their Mink Car album.




Timeline 2002


2002
February

Became a NHL player agent and formed the ORR Hockey Group. The ORR Hockey Group represents several NHL players including Jason Spezza, Eric Staal, Jordan Staal, Marc Staal, Rick DiPietro, Nathan Horton, Jeff Carter, Steve Downie, Anthony Stewart and Zach Bogosian.




Timeline 2003


2003
April 3
Aced a par-4, 384-yard dogleg hole by getting a hole in one during a golf game.
2003
July 17

The new "Welcome to Parry Sound" road sign was erected on Highway 69. The sign, with a likeness of Bobby Orr was installed just north of the Hunter Drive/Highway 518 interchange.

2003
July 18

Hosted the official opening of the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame within the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts in Parry Sound, Ontario.

2003
September 11

Visited Parry Sound and organized a special afternoon for the Parry Sound Minor Hockey teams at the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame. Invitations were given to over 200 kids to meet him and get an autograph.

2003
September 29

Skated in the 3rd Leary Firefighters Foundation charity game. Foundation board member Bobby Orr, Denis Leary and many of his hockey-playing celebrity friends (Tim Robbins, Keifer Sutherland, Rick Moranis, Scott Wolf to name a few) faced-off against the Boston Bruins Legends in "The Celebrity Hat Trick" and raised $500,000 for the cause. Also hockey memorabilia was auctioned off including a Bobby Orr Power Play Pinball machine.

2003
October 20

Hosted the 7th Annual Beanpot Benefit Golf Tournament on on the 8th anniversary of Travis Roy's 1995 accident.




Timeline 2004


2004
January 27

Hosted the ceremonies as the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame in Parry Sound welcomed its first five inductees. Signed autographs for fans.

2004
March 7

Participated in the 5th Annual Celebrity Hat Trick held for the Leary Firefighters Foundation. Former Bruins such as Ray Bourque, Terry O'Reilly, Cam Neely, Rick Middleton, Wayne Cashman and John MacKenzie were joined on the ice by former NHL greats Pat LaFontaine, Glenn Anderson and Lanny McDonald and Hollywood celebrities Michael J. Fox, Scott Wolf, Bobby Farrelly and Denis Leary.  Bobby Orr was one of the celebrity coaches.

2004
June 7

Took part in an annual fund-raising golf event for UNH athletics at the Wentworth-By-The-Sea Country Club.

2004
June 16

Attended the funeral services for Robert Alexander Eagar at the Parry Sound Pentecostal Tabernacle at 2 p.m. He was the family friend who gave Bobby Orr his first pair of skates.

2004
October 21

Held a phone interview with Canadian cable sports network TSN in which he implored NHL owners and players to push commissioner Gary Bettman and union head Bob Goodenow back to the negotiating table in an effort to end the NHL strike.

2004
November 6

Held a 1 hour interactive discussion on "Parenting in Hockey" via satellite to over 75 communities across Canada. It was broadcasted in GM Canada's studio in Oshawa, Ontario as part of the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festivals.




Timeline 2005


2005

April 11

Boston sports champions Richard Seymour, Teddy Bruschi, Bill Russell, and Bobby Orr walked to the mound to make ceremonial first pitches before the Boston Red Sox home opener against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston, MA.

2005
May 6

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held in Regina, Saskatchewan.

2005
May 7

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held in Regina, Saskatchewan.

2005
May 8

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held in Regina, Saskatchewan.

2005
May 14

Participated in celebrations for the last game at the Boston Garden with various alumni and former teammates.

2005
June 10

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held in the East Bayfield Community Centre in Barrie, Ontario.

2005
June 11

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held in the East Bayfield Community Centre in Barrie, Ontario. In the evening, he attended Induction Ceremony at the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame in Parry Sound where he gave a speech and signed autographs.

2005
June 12

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held in the East Bayfield Community Centre in Barrie, Ontario.

2005
June 17

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held in the University of PEI's CARI Complex in Prince Edward Island.

2005
June 18

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held in the University of PEI's CARI Complex in Prince Edward Island.

2005
June 19

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held in the University of PEI's CARI Complex in Prince Edward Island.

2005
July 15

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held in the South Windsor Arena, Ontario.

2005
July 16

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held in the South Windsor Arena, Ontario.

2005
June 24

Hosted the 5th Annual Bobby Orr Golf Tournament held at the Parry Sound Golf Course. The annual Bobby Orr Golf Classic attracted 165 players who helped raise about $80,000 to purchase equipment for the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame and Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts.

2005
July 17

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held in the South Windsor Arena, Ontario.

2005
December 31
Attended the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships held at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, B.C. Dropped the puck during the opening face off ceremonies at the Canada vs. U.S.A. game. Canada 3 USA 2



Timeline 2006


2006
June 10
Attended Induction Ceremony at the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame in Parry Sound where he gave a speech and signed autographs.
2006
July 21

Toured the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute in Moncton, New Brunswick to learn more about local efforts to battle the disease.

2006
August
Hosted the 5th Annual Bobby Orr Celebrity Classic golf tournament at the Ridge at Manitou Golf Club in Parry Sound. The tournament raised $75,000 for the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame and the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts. A number of hockey celebrities participated including Don Cherry and Ron MacLean from Hockey Night in Canada.
2006
August 17

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Program held at the Dakota Community Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

2006
October 4

Attended the First Annual Boston Golfers Against Cancer Dinner for Cancer Research that was hosted at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Boston, MA. Nearly $200,000 was raised for Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.

2006
October 21

Met with members of the University of PEI men's hockey team after the Bruins vs. Sabres game. Bobby Orr and Harry Sinden met the group at the Reebok International Suites in room 541 for questions and autographs.




Timeline 2007


2007
February 10

Bobby's father Douglas Sr. Orr died at age 82.

2007
June 9
Attended Induction Ceremony at the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame in Parry Sound where he gave a speech and signed autographs.
2007
July 18

Participated in the KINSA (Kids Internet Safety Alliance) Charity Golf Tournament. All the trophies won by Bob by Orr were displayed for all participants and guests to see.

2007
July 24

Was presented with the Fly Fishing Print by Denis Losier at the 8th Assumption Life Bobby Orr Benefit Golf Tournament held at the Fox Creek golf course in Dieppe, New Brunswick.

2007
July 25

Played golf at the Canadian Open with the winner of the MasterCard Priceless Hockey Auction and a PGA Tour professional in Markham, Ontario.

2007
October 1

Appeared as guest speaker at the Deepdale Golf Club as Pat LaFontaine hosted the 5th Annual Companions in Courage Foundation Golf Classic.

2007
October 4

Appeared as a guest at the Bell Celebrity Gala the annual benefit for the SickKids Foundation held at the Metro Toronto Covention Centre.

2007
October 10

Attended the 2nd Annual Boston Golfers Against Cancer Dinner for Cancer Research that was hosted at the Taj Hotel in Boston, MA. Nearly $175,000 was raised for Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.

2007
October 30

Attended the Big Brothers and Sisters Reception as he joined the Hon. Peter MacKay in raising money for the cause.




Timeline 2008


2008
January 15
Orr was among five athletes elected to the World Sports Hall of Fame. Jesse Owens, Arnold Palmer, Katarina Witt and Johnny Weissmuller were also named.
2008
March 20

Turned 60 years of age. Stayed at his winter home in Jupiter, Fla., and quietly celebrate his milestone birthday with his wife, Peggy, and his family and friends.

2008
April 8

Attended the Boston Red Sox opening day celebrations at Fenway Park. Shook hands with Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield before game against the Detroit Tigers.

2008
May 6

Participated in the Hockey Canada Foundation dinner that honoured Team Canada 1976 held at the Metro Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

2008
June 1

Attended the Central Mass Cobras versus the South Shore Sabercats hockey game in a Future Stars matchup at the Armstrong Arena in Plymouth.

2008
June 12
Attended Induction Ceremony at the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame in Parry Sound where he gave a speech and signed autographs. Don Cherry and his father Doug Orr were among the inductees.
2008
June 21

Hosted a skate on Bobby Orr night with customers and invited guests from Boston Cedar Millwork of Massachussets and Applicator Sales of Portland, Maine at the Family Ice Centre in Falmouth, Maine. Attendees were treated to a four hour skate with the Boston Bruin legend.

2008
June 24

As the spokesperson for Boston Cedar, he visited Chace Building Supply in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

2008
July 12

Presented Don Cherry, inductee to the Bobby Orr Hall Of Fame, with a jacket designed to resemble a Bruin's jersey with Mr. Orr's number four.

2008
July 15

Participated in the KINSA (Kids Internet Safety Alliance) Charity Golf Tournament held at the Lionhead Golf and Country Club in Brampton, Ontario.

2008
July 18

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held in Montreal, Quebec.

2008
July 19

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held in Montreal, Quebec.

2008
July 20

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held in Montreal, Quebec.

2008
July 24

Hosted the Theeight Assumption Life Bobby Orr Benefit Golf Tournament held at the Fox Creek golf course in Dieppe, Ontario.

2008
July 26

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

2008
June 27

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

2008
September 18
A special Bobby Orr Day – kept low-key at Bobby’s request without the inclusion of media and parents – offered 300 Parry Sound Hockey Club minor league players a chance to meet him . At this Hall of Fame celebration, each young player had an up-close opportunity to be photographed with Bobby and his trophies.
2008
October 1

Attended the 3rd Annual Boston Golfers Against Cancer Dinner for Cancer Research that was hosted at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA. Nearly $175,000 was raised for Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.

2008
October 17

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held in Kelowna, British Columbia.

2008
October 18

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held in Kelowna, British Columbia.

2008
November 27

Attended ceremony where his #2 jersey was retired by the Oshawa Generals. Don Cherry was the Master of Ceremonies and various former teamates attend.

2008
November 28

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held at the General Motors Centre in Oshawa, Ontario.This was the final stop of a four city tour across Canada in 2008.

2008
November 29

Hosted the Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey Festival held at the General Motors Centre in Oshawa, Ontario.This was the final stop of a four city tour across Canada in 2008.

2008
December 8

Played in the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic.  Bobby Orr was partnered with Sox legend Jim Rice.

2008
December 10

Attended funeral for long-time friend Patrick J. Considine, a former Charlestown High and Charlestown Townies football star.

2008
December 12

Met with 4 lucky Parker Thompson employees at a Providence Bruins game at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.




Timeline 2009


2009
January 8

Attended the Peterborough Petes home game vs. the Belville Bulls.

2009
January 14

Coached at the 2009 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game against Don Cherry's team in Oshawa,Ontario. Orr Team 6 Cherry Team 1.

2009
February 1

Bobby Orr dropped the ceremonial puck at the WFCU Centre in Windsor prior to the start of the Windsor Spitfire versus Soo Greyhound game.

2009
March 25

Played on the Pro-Am Golf Tournament with Arnold Plamer and Tom Ridge at the Bay Hill Golf Club in Orlando, Florida.

2009
May 27
Canadian astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk, on his second flight aboard the International Space Station, took into space with him Orr's 1972 Stanley Cup championship ring, which he later returned to Orr the following year at the 7th annual Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Inductions ceremony.
2009
June 13
Attended Induction Ceremony at the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame in Parry Sound where he gave a speech and signed autographs.
2009
June 17
Bobby Orr was supposed to meet Boston Red Sox outfielder Jason Bay before the game but for whatever reason they didn’t get that chance. So Bobby Orr heads out to the Green Monster and meets Jason Bay before the 7th inning of the game.
2009
August 9
Attended the 2nd annual Hock, Rock & Bowl benefit for Hockey Ministries International held at Kings in Dedham, MA. Bobby bowled a 300 game.
2009
September 3
Attended the 7th annual Lounsbury/Assumption Life Bobby Orr Benefit Golf Tournament at Dieppe's Fox Creek Golf Club in New Brunswick. Orr golfed alongside former teammate Derek Sanderson.
2009
October 6

Filmed a commercial, featuring him being invited by Chevrolet to get a sneek test drive of the new Chevys. In the commercial, Orr drives (or gets to ride along in) a green Chevy Spark, a black Volt, a silver Cruze, as well as a new Camaro and Equinox on a closed trackjust outside of Bowmanville, Ontario.

2009
October 7

Attended the 4th Annual Boston Golfers Against Cancer Dinner for Cancer Research that was hosted at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA. Nearly $150,000 was raised for Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.

2009
November
Became a grandfather for the first time. His son Darren and his wife Chelsea announced the birth of Alexis Brooks at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
2009
December 5
Attended the David Ortiz' Celebrity Golf Classic in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. He won the longest drive contest with a 504 foot drive.
2009
December 18
Participated in the "First Skate at Fenway" with Ray Bourque, Cam Neely, Terry O'Reilly and other former Bruins. The participants met at 8:45AM at the TD Garden to join the caravan heading to Fenway Park in Boston for the 9:30AM skate. The event was held in preparation for the NHL Winter Classic game between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers held on December 31st.

 





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