Skating to raise awareness for Megan’s House, Lowell firefighters scorched the opposition in the recent Hero’s Cup Hockey Tournament, bringing home a championship trophy and a truckload of money to help young women in recovery.
The 14-member team took the ice in Marlboro, MA the weekend of April 21-23 in a tournament featuring teams comprised of fire, police, EMS and military members from across the United States and Canada.
When the smoke cleared, the team made up of LFD Local 853 members had doused a team from the Lowell Police Department 6-2 in Friday night action and climbed past Chelmsford Police and Fire 7-1 on Saturday. A 6-2scorching of Worcester EMS on Sunday completed the undefeated run and earned the hometown heroes the title in their division.
A total of 54 teams participated in the weekend tournament, each skating for a charity of their choice. Lowell Fire, continuing a long tradition of support, chose to compete on behalf of Megan’s House. They set up a Go Fund Me page, sold t-shirts and 50/50 raffle tickets, and even earned a large bonus for winning their division.
To date, the efforts of Local 853 at the Hero’s Cup Tournament have raised nearly $8,000 and the Go Fund Me page is still active and taking contributions. If you’d like to contribute on behalf of the Lowell Fire Department, you can do so by clicking on this link.
The Megan’s House Foundation would like to extend its heartfelt appreciation to the members of the Lowell Fire Department for their continued support of the young women who call Megan’s House home. We also would like to thank all of our first responders for their heroic efforts in saving lives on the frontlines of the battle against addiction.