Boston Bruin Milan Lucic went to the head of the class at Stapleton Elementary School Monday morning, as he was the guest speaker at an assembly. He talked about financial literacy to the entire school, including the importance of learning how to save money.
Afterward, the students asked him questions ... how long have you played hockey? Have you ever played goalie? Do you have all your teeth? And what was it like to win the Stanley Cup in your hometown of Vancouver?
The event was sponsored by NMTW Community Credit Union, which has a branch in Framingham.
Lucic and NMTW Community Credit Union selected four schools to donate school supplies to and have the Bruins star winger visit. NMTW donated more than $750 worth of supplies to the elementary school.
After the Q&A, each class had its photo taken with Lucic; eventually each student will receive an autographed class photo.
In between the class photos, the down-to-earth hockey player signed sticks, shirts and more for a few students and lot of staff members. A dozen former Stapleton Elementary students skipped classes at middle and high school to attend the event.
The credit union has worked with Stapleton Elementary in the past with its 5K Golden Eagle Fun Run, held annually in the spring and in helping the school construct a rock climbing wall in the gym.
The Fun Run organizer is Ellen Margiotta, a physical education teacher at Stapleton. Margiotta asked Lucic to sign a few items for the Fun Run event in 2013.