Boston Police Play for Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded WarriorsAMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — A number of Boston police officers hit the ice in Amherst tonight to raise money for our nation’s heroes.

They played the local Franklin County Sheriffs’ Department at the UMass Mullins Center to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

The organization helps injured U.S. service members.

The officers say they’re proud to help the cause every year, but after last week’s events in Boston the game meant a little more this time.

“Just to get away, just to be able to spend time together, yeah, it means a lot. Being around other departments, and all the other departments say “great job.” it means a lot,” explains Officer Garvin McHale with the Boston Police Department.

The event goes on all weekend with other games and performances.

This year, half the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project and the other half will go to The One Fund Boston.