Great Work Recognized: Three Local Dorchester Kids Raise Money for Family of Deceased Boston Police Officer

Today, Thursday, July 28, 2016, the Boston Police Department recognized the fundraising efforts of Peter Cahill, Timmy Galvin and Ryan Sweeney from the Dorchester Community.

Last year, Peter, Timmy, and Ryan created a street hockey tournament, recently dubbed the “Dot Pot,” to help a friend whose father had been diagnosed with cancer and whose family needed support.

Last year’s Dot Pot was such a success that the boys continued their fundraising efforts this year, already raising approximately $10K through the tournament that will take place this upcoming weekend. This money raised will be donated to support the family of late Boston Police Officer Michael Baker. This year Officer Baker left three children behind and his wife, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

The Boston Police Department wants to thank Peter, Timmy, and Ryan for taking the initiative, for stepping up, and for making a positive impact in the lives of those who are facing tremendous challenges. For their excellent effort, compassion, community involvement and support of our law enforcement family, we say thank you!