Worcester, - August 13, 2001 -
The Leary Firefighters Foundation announced today that Hopkinton-based EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage systems, software, networks and services, will return as the title sponsor for its second annual fundraising event, The Celebrity Hat Trick on Sunday, September 30, and Monday, October 1, 2001 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Tickets go on sale Thursday, August 30 at 10:00 at Worcester's Centrum Centre box office.
"Through EMC's continued support, we have already been able to obtain needed equipment, technology and training for local fire departments," says Denis Leary, President of The Leary Firefighters Foundation. "Massachusetts firefighters put themselves at risk everyday for us. They should be provided with the best resources we have to offer."
After last year's event, The Leary Firefighters Foundation presented a $350,000 check to the Worcester Firefighters Local 1009 Equipment Fund at the Worcester Fire Headquarters, the site of a state-of-the-art training facility that will be completed this September. The fundraising goal for this year's event is $400,000.
"EMC is pleased to lend its support again this year to this worthwhile Foundation," said EMC's Chief Financial Officer Bill Teuber. "With more than a thousand employees living in Worcester County, EMC is proud to join Denis Leary in his commitment to supporting firefighters — starting in our own backyard and growing nationally."
As one of the largest companies and employers in Massachusetts, EMC has a long-standing commitment to investing in the local communities, especially those organizations and charities that strengthen public safety. EMC has been involved with the Leary Foundation since its inception, and also supports programs to improve math and science education, organizations that work with children and families, and programs that promote diversity.
The Celebrity Hat Trick hockey game — featuring Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland and Scott Wolf versus the Bruins Alumni including Derek Sanderson, John Bucyk and Phil Esposito — takes place on Sunday, September 30, 2001 at Worcester's Centrum Centre. The Hollywood All-star team will be coached by Elizabeth Hurley and the Bruins alumni will be coached by Bobby Orr. The hockey game is followed by a private celebrity dinner and a private golf tournament the next day. Tickets for the hockey game are available at Worcester's Centrum Centre Box Office or through Ticketmaster: 617-931-2000 or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $15-$40.
About the Leary Firefighters Foundation
The mission of The Leary Firefighters Foundation is to provide funding and resources enabling Worcester and Central Massachusetts fire departments to obtain the highest level of equipment, technology and training as well as to provide resources to the families of firefighters who have perished or been injured in the line of duty. For more information about The Leary Firefighters Foundation contact 617-536-0463 or visit www.learyfirefighters.org.
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