Andrew Ference, the Stanley Cup-winning defenseman for the Boston Bruins, is teaming up with international energy provider National Grid and CBS Radio to promote a residential energy efficiency initiative throughout New England. Ference, who was the keynote speaker at last year’s Green Sports Summit Evening at the Ballpark, continues his environmental advocacy with this new partnership to educate National Grid’s two million customers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The promotion, which includes the chance to win Bruins tickets and offers grand prizes of $7,500 for efficiency renovations in the homes of contest winners, highlights National Grid’s commitment to efficient energy use by its customers. The company hopes to engage with customers to help them use energy in their homes in ways that reduce expenses and promote environmental sustainability.

Through April, National Grid will offer no-cost energy audits for customers at their residences. As part of the audits, 22 low-income residents in Massachusetts and Rhode Island will receive grants between $2,500 and $7,500 toward energy-efficient retrofits in their homes. Elementary and middle schools in the two states are also eligible for the audits and a chance at the grants as well as a chance at a visit from Ference.

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