1st row from left to right: Karla McCarron, VP of Marketing, City of Boston Credit Union; Dan Trombley, CEO, City of Boston Credit Union; Jay Herson, General Manager, Boston Athletic Club; Martha Andrews, Somerville resident and Development Officer, Joslin Diabetes Center; June Mattioli, Director, Corporate Relations and Special Events at Joslin Diabetes Center; Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald, Commissioner Bill Evans, Detective Cecil Jones, Superintendent in Chief Will Gross, and Deputy Superintendent Michael Cox, all of the Boston Police Department
2nd row from left to right: Edgar Varela, BPD; Kathy Kearney, BPD; Dana McGillicuddy, BPD; Matt Hogardt, BPD; Sandy Kirwin, BPD; Leigh Anne Fitzgerald; Caroline Fitzgerald; Catherine Fitzgerald
3rd row on the right: Karen Cullen and Karen Kelleher of the Boston Police Department; Sean Fitzgerald; and Derek Green, BPD
Somerville resident Martha Andrews, representing Joslin Diabetes Center, accepted a check from Boston Police Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald and The City of Boston Credit Union for $70,000 raised from the sixth annual “Field of Dreams” WiffleBall Tournament and Fundraiser. The event was held this year on May 9th at the Boston Athletic Club in South Boston and drew a crowd of more than 300 people. Paul Fitzgerald founded “Field of Dreams”, a day-long wiffleball tournament, with his wife, Leigh Anne, after their daughter Caroline was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 8 years old. Caroline receives her care at Joslin Diabetes Center. The tournament, which has raised a total of over $360,000 in the last six years, benefits Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund; the fund directly supports vital diabetes clinical care programs and ground-breaking research initiatives at Joslin.
Notable attendees for the check presentation included Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans, Superintendent in Chief Will Gross, representatives from both the Boston Athletic Club and City of Boston Credit Union – who served as event sponsor yet again; and members of the Boston Police Department and Boston Police Runners Club, who have volunteered each year to help make this event a success.