Fenway Westfield benefit set

Fenway Westfield is the site for several Whip City fundraisers. (Photo courtesy of Fenway Westfield)

Fenway Westfield is the site for several Whip City fundraisers. The sixth annual Jeremiah Hurley, Jr., Wiffle Ball Tournament will take place June 27-29. (Photo courtesy of Fenway Westfield)

WESTFIELD – Situated in a couple’s backyard in a residential neighborhood lies a giant green wall, similar to its counterpart on Landsdowne Street. Complete with an American flag imprinted where right field would be, benches, and plenty of lawn chairs for spectators to watch the action.
After a spring season full of questionable weather conditions, Fenway Westfield will see its first summer action a couple weekends from now, with the start of the 6th annual Jeremiah Hurley, Jr, Wiffle Ball Tournament from June 27-29.
The tournament’s namesake, Officer Jeremiah “Jerry” Hurley, was killed on duty while investigating a suspicious package in a residential neighborhood. The package turned out to be a bomb, killing Hurley and wounding his partner. Officer Hurley had served with the Boston Police Department for 23 years.
In addition to honoring Hurley and other officers who have sacrificed their lives for their communities, this year’s tournament will be held in honor of Officer Brett Morgan. A former officer of the Northampton Police Department, Morgan sustained serious injuries on January 19, 2014, when he was struck and dragged by a motor vehicle while on duty in New Britain, Conn.
Officer Morgan has undergone several surgeries and procedures, with potentially more to come in the upcoming months. Half of the tournament’s proceeds will be donated to the Brett Morgan Benefit Fund.
For more information about the field and the tournament, please visit For those who want to participate and/or donate, be sure to head to contact Officer Christopher Dolan, whose information can be found on the website.

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