On behalf of the New York State Officers & Police Benevolent Association, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Watertown City Council in helping to make the first annual Hockey for Heroes tournament during Snowtown USA a great success.
With donating and discounting ice time for this event, along with the whole Watertown business and residential community, your efforts helped raise $16,229 for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Watertown is the home of the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum.
These men and women of our armed services have represented our country and our community with pride in the military conflicts for the past 13 years. For this, we owe them a great deal of gratitude.
With your help, we gave a little to those who gave a lot. This substantial donation was sent to the Wounded Warrior Project on behalf of the entire community and will go to programs and services to assist and empower servicemen and -women injured in the line of duty.
I would like to give a special thanks to Erin Gardner, superintendent of Parks and Recreation for Watertown, who through her tireless effort and overall cooperation made the tournament a huge success. I thank you again and look forward to working with the City Council as we are talking about the second annual Hockey for Heroes during Snowtown USA 2015.