Brothers and Sisters,
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the MDA Guns N' Hoses Hockey Game this past Saturday and also to everyone who supported the event by purchasing raffle tickets! The Grand Prize raffle went to FF Robert A. Walsh. The event raised approximately $6,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It was a great game, a great turnout, and most importantly, it was for a great cause! CFD won 4-2. Photos of the game can be found on the Local 30 Facebook page. Special thanks to the families of our 3 VIP guests (Joe, Justin, and Paul) and to our MDA Staff Vanessa Malfitano and Molly McDermott. Thank you to Kathy Murphy and the BB&N Staff for their hospitality, my father Bill Hugh, Stacia & Amy Joyce, Ameer & Nicole Moustafa, Michelle Cataldo, Kyle Schweinshaut, Frank Connelly (ref), Rich & Rich Jr Gerokoulis (scorekeepers), and our sponsors: Professional Ambulance, The Galleria Mall, The Boston Bruins Foundation, and the IAFF.
We should all be proud that collectively as a Department, we have raised over $100,000 in the past 5 years for such a great cause! I thank you all again for supporting these MDA events and I look forward to start preparing for any future events to come. However, I know you can only hear so much about hockey games, golf tournaments, raffle tickets, and boot drives before you get sick of me or block me out. Any suggestions for new events or fundraising would be greatly appreciated!