Friends are mounting a major fundraising campaign to assist a retired Boston Police officer and Dot boxing coach who is battling back from a life-changing motorcycle crash in 2013. Mark DeLuca, Sr. – a 57 year-old father of five and the former police chief in Duxbury and Cohasset— survived the accident, but has a traumatic brain injury that has resulted in a long and costly rehabilitation process.
DeLuca is best known in Dorchester as a boxing instructor at the McKeon Post in Dorchester. It’s fitting, then, that his fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 8 at Florian Hall, where the McKeon boxing club hosts its own annual fight night. The 6 p.m. fundraiser is $25 a person and will include cocktails, entertainment, raffles, auction. There will also be a $10,000 drawing with only 600 tickets sold for the raffle at $100 a person.
Well known and loved throughout various communities, DeLuca’s friends and family banded together to help make his home handicap accessible so he can live comfortably with his five children. A GoFundMe page has already raised over $10,000 in less than a month.
To purchase tickets to this fundraising event, please contact one of the following committee members: Matt Sweeney at 617-359-7823, Mary Doolin at 857-333-0026, Peter DeLuca at 617-721-6428, Steve DeLuca at 617-719-7006, or Butch Franceschini at 781-331-7920.
Please visit DeLuca Sr.’s GoFundMe page to help his committee members reach their goal of $250,000 with your donation at gofundme.com/jwj4659g.© Copyright 2016 Tanna K, All rights Reserved. Written For: Tinytown Unleashed