Heroes In Transition and Tommy’s Place each received a $10,000 donation from proceeds raised from the Massachusetts State Police Boxing Team’s Battle Across the Pond event on Oct. 6 at Cape Cod Irish Village in Hyannis.
The competition featured amateur boxers with the State Police squaring off against police officers from Ireland on the Garda Boxing Club. It raised a total of $20,000 which was split evenly between Heroes In Transition (HIT) and Tommy’s Place.
“We want to be community based and locally based,” said State Police Lt. Charlie Murray, a former fighter on the team who has served as its president since 1993. “We have a corner on the boxing market. Everybody enjoys what we do, and we have our own following. We have guys who will jump in and who love to fight to support local charities.”
“As an organization that supports individuals who put themselves in harm’s way in service to our country, we have a deep appreciation for first responders who willingly do the same as part of their work. We are humbled and honored that the State Police used this event to give back to Heroes In Transition,” said HIT Executive Director Nicole Spencer. “These funds will strengthen our programs which assist veterans, active service members, and military families in our community.”
Tommy’s Place has one location in Falmouth, which opened in July 2021, and a second in Centerville which opened this past July. The two redesigned homes offer children from throughout New England who are battling cancer and their families a much-needed weeklong getaway to the Cape.