Yesterday Matt Morrissey, John O’toole, Brian Yandle and Pat Cullity of the Boston Police Hockey Club joined forces with the Orchard Park Boys and Girls Club to feed some local families during the Christmas Season.
This holiday ritual stems from Blue Line Pals that was started 4 years ago as a way for Officers to build a better connection with the members of the community they police.
Over the years they have worked with kids from The Boys and Girls Club and Catholic Charities giving kids opportunities to do things they normally wouldn’t have a chance for such as Bruins and Red Sox games as well as other events.
All of these opportunities are funded by the Boston Police Hockey Club at no cost to the families. Over the past four years over a hundred thousand dollars have been raised in partnership with the Boston Fire Hockey Club. All funds have been donated to various charities including Cops for Kids with Cancer, the Fransiscan Children’s Hospital, and the Shriners Hospital.
This year with a generous charitable donations from George and Billy Lambert of Lambert’s Rainbow Market in Dorchester, the Hockey Club was able to feed numerous families in need, with some delicious Christmas roasts!
After getting all the food together, the team with assistance from Boston Police Commissioner Gross and kids from the Boys and Girls Club were able to assemble boxes of food to distribute. This is just another great example of Off-Duty Officers going above and beyond the call of duty to help the communities they serve and protect.