Association Foundation, Inc.
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Massachusetts Police Chiefs Raise More Than $41,000 for Jimmy Fund at the 27th Annual Ralph Lepore Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament
SUTTON — The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association Foundation is pleased to announce that it will donate more than $41,000 to the Jimmy Fund from funds raised during the 27th annual Ralph Lepore Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament.
Due to generous donations and participants in the auction, members of the foundation raised an additional $5,500 over last year’s total of $36,000, for a total of $41,564. The tournament was held on Aug. 8 at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton.
“Thank you to all the players and sponsors who donated their time and resources to make this another successful tournament,” said Melrose Police Chief Michael Lyle, who has organized the tournament for the past three years. “We’re thrilled to have increased our donation to the Jimmy Fund once again.”
Members of the foundation would like to thank all the sponsors that contributed to the game. The donations are crucial to support groundbreaking cancer research and personalized patient care at Dana-Farber.
The Jimmy Fund is the primary charitable organization of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association Foundation, where 100 percent of the proceeds are donated to the fund annually. This year, the tournament brought in $64,420 in net proceeds. After expenses, the Jimmy Fund will receive $41,564.
Chief Lyle would like to thank Cheryl Lott and Dawn Nanni from the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police. The event would not have been possible without their assistance throughout the entire process.
A gracious thank you to Chief Lyle’s Co-Chair, Wakefield Chief Rick Smith and Committee Member Stoneham Chief James McIntyre, along with golf tournament volunteers: Norwood Chief William Brooks (Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association President) and Middleton Chief James DiGianvittorio (Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association 1st Vice President), Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association Executive Director Chief Mark Leahy (Retired, Northborough) and his daughter, Kelly Leahy Diaz, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association General Counsel Eric Atstupenas, Weston Chief Michael Goulding, Belmont Chief Richard McLaughlin, Photographer Chief Tim Ryan (Retired, Millville), Jensen Plotkin and Alexandra Lott.
A special thanks to the sponsors:
Premiere Platinum Sponsors ($10,000) — Walmart
Platinum Sponsor ($5,000) — National Grid, MHQ and John Guilfoil Public Relations
Gold Sponsor ($2,500) — Bartlett Consolidated, DataVis, Motorola Solutions, Inc. and PhRMA
Silver Sponsors ($1,500) — Action Ambulance Service, Inc., Blauer, Cardinal Construction, Inc., and the Central Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association
Sponsor Booth ($750) — 24 Trauma
Photo Folder Sponsor ($650) — Adamson Industries Corp.
Tee and Green Sponsor ($500) — Federal Signal/Rich Snyder, Homefield Credit Union, James Taylor & Commonwealth Financial Network, Law Enforcement Dimensions, LLC, The Savings Bank, TransCOR Information Technologies, Inc., Village Vault and Wegmans
Tournament Signs – Municipal Graphics, for providing all the tournament signs and banners
Individual Donors — Extra Duty Solutions, Tony Fratamico — in memory of Nicola and Ornella Fratamico, Jurek Brothers, Inc., Municipal Police Institute, Western Mass Chiefs of Police Association, Wyman-Gordon Company