The salute to Kelley, whose guest will include current and former senators, governors, and other dignitaries, will benefit the legacy fund. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by visiting https://www.fundly.com/mslf or by sending a check made payable to The Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund, memo line "Tom Kelley," to P.O. Box 962061, Milk Street Post Office, Boston, MA 02196. The star-studded event includes comedian Lenny Clark and an interview with Kelley by MSNBC's Jack Jacobs.
UMass hockey alum and MSLF creator Peter Trovato called Kelley, who was decorated for rescuing an Army detachment in Vietnam, "a true hero in so many respects."