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The Holy Cross hockey team raised $7,400 for the Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund last Saturday after wearing special camouflaged jersey's in the game against Army. The Crusaders then auctioned off the sweaters.

The MSLF was founded by UMass alum Peter Trovato who was also in attendance at the game and took part in a ceremonial puck drop.

On May 13, ex-state Veterans Services Secretary and Medal of Honor-winning Navy veteran Thomas Kelley will be feted in a special event at Boston's Hynes Convention Center.

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."

Nobles Hockey Raises Money for Children of Fallen Troops

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Members of the Nobles boys and girls hockey teams unveiled special camouflage jerseys on Saturday for their respective games in a fundraiser to benefit the Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund.Nobles boys hockey co-captains Matt Harlow and Andrew Doane show off the jersey they wore on Saturday against Andover in a fundraiser for children of troops that died in war.

The fund helps children of fallen members of the Armed Forces.

Boys co-captain Matthew Harlow said he went to his coach, Brian Day, with the idea of a charity game and game across the MSL.

"This is truly a great cause to raise money for soldiers and their families.  This is the least we can do for the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us," Harlow said.

The fund was started by Peter Trovato in 2004.

Proceeds from donations at the games, a 50-50 raffle, the snack bar and other fund-raisers all benefited the MSL.

"He's a regular guy who has done an extraordinary thing," coach Day said. "Our government is asking a lot from our soldiers, but not much from our citizens. There are two things that we can give our kids and that is unconditional love and the best education possible."

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