I am writing to you to ask for your support for this years tournament! It has been almost thirteen (13) years since we lost New England PBA Secretary / Treasurer Andy Ray to heart complications at the age of 44. In his memory, the NEPBA set up the New England Police Benevolent Association Charity Fund (the “Fund”) and put this golf tournament in his name. The Fund derives its money from various fundraisers and this annual golf tournament.
Over the year’s portions of the monies from the Fund has been used to reward deserving High School Seniors interested in Criminal Justice with Scholarships. The Fund has made numerous donations to local law enforcement charities and officers in need throughout New England. The major project of the Fund over the years has been to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C.; the Memorial honors the fallen heroes in our country’s war on crime and terror. Engraved on its marble walls are the names of every American law enforcement officer ever known to have died in the line of duty, including the from Coronavirus 2019. There are now over 23,000 names engraved on the Memorial wall, a powerful reminder of the tremendous debt we owe those who preserve our peace and safety. They shall not be forgotten. To date the Fund has donated over one hundred thousand dollars to the Memorial & Museum.
In order to help the NEPBA Charities to continue with their endeavors, the New England PBA needs your support.
Please join us for the 15th Annual Andrew Ray’s Charitable Golf Tournament on Friday, June 11, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. shotgun at Pease Golf Course in Portsmouth, NH.
If you are interested in playing golf or are unable to play golf but would like to make a donation and/or donate a raffle prize, please complete the attached form. I am pleading to each local to help find at least on hole sponsor.
Thank you in advance for your support! I will be sending out reminder emails from time to time.
Sean R. McArdle
Charity Fund Treasurer