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Dustin Brown makes most of his day with the Cup

Jul 28, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT

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Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown really got around during his day with the Stanley Cup, which Dave Lozo chronicles on

Perhaps the most meaningful visits ended up benefiting American troops, as Brown helped raise more than $12,000 in donations.

Brown and his family brought the Cup to the gravestone of Christopher Bordoni, his wife Nicole’s cousin, a Marine who died in January as a result of injuries suffered in Afghanistan. Bordoni was serving his second tour of duty when he was critically wounded during a suicide attack. He was scheduled to return home in February.

Brown used another part of the day to benefit other soldiers who were injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fans weren’t required to donate money for their pictures with the Cup, but many did. A total of $12,176 was raised, all of which will go The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, a charity set up to provide injured and critically ill service members and their families with immediate financial and quality-of-life solutions.

There were light-hearted moments, too, including eating frozen yogurt out of the Cup – which elicited a “brain freeze” for Brown.

Brown also posed for pictures and visited two rinks where he played hockey as a high schooler in Ithaca, N.Y. during his jam-packed day.

  1. jacketsfan7 - Jul 28, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Glad you had fun brown
    Thanks to all that made it back from Iraq and Afghanistan and even more to those who didn’t

  2. highlander24 - Jul 28, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    I second that. Great job Mr. Brown and thanks for saluting and honoring the true heroes, the United States Armed Forces.

  3. 1trojanlove - Jul 28, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Way to go brownie! Awesome thing to do!!

  4. cosmoandmelovepens - Jul 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    I third it.

  5. mrpigs - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:49 AM

    Class act!

    -ranger fan

  6. sjsharks66 - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:55 AM

    Much love Brown. That was a very good thing to do!

  7. blomfeld - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:06 AM


    A good act, by a good man, in honor of “good” men. Notwithstanding the fact that I’m an ardent and devoted LA Kings fan myself, I do have to admit that this team “fails” to stop delivering wonderful new surprises at every turn ! This was an absolutely “terrific” gesture on the part of Brownie and it truly speaks “volumes” about him … not so much as an athlete, but much more importantly as a “quality” human being !

  8. kitshky - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Sooo …. two a**holes have read this article, good to know.

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