Daniel Sweeney Day fundraiser is June 22

The memory of fallen fire­fight­er and former Fox Chase res­id­ent Daniel Sweeney will be honored in the third an­nu­al Daniel Sweeney Day, fea­tur­ing a day-long soft­ball tour­na­ment, at Fox Chase Re­cre­ation Cen­ter on June 22. Pro­ceeds will be­ne­fit the Daniel Sweeney Schol­ar­ship Fund.

Sweeney died along­side Lt. Robert Neary on East­er morn­ing, April 9, 2012, while re­spond­ing to a ware­house fire in Kens­ing­ton. Sweeney was posthum­ously pro­moted from the rank of fire­fight­er to lieu­ten­ant.

All play­ers are wel­come to sign up for the soft­ball tour­na­ment by vis­it­ing McNally’s on Rhawn at 427 Rhawn St. and speak­ing to the bar­tender on duty. In ad­di­tion, com­mem­or­ative T-shirts will be avail­able for $20 at McNally’s and on the day of the event, along with hats for $15.

The tour­na­ment will be played on Field No. 1, which last year was reded­ic­ated in hon­or of Sweeney with the help of City Coun­cil­man Bri­an O’Neill.

The Daniel Sweeney Schol­ar­ship Fund is com­mit­ted to help­ing fam­il­ies fin­ance the edu­ca­tion of their chil­dren, re­gard­less of race, gender, na­tion­al­ity or re­li­gious be­liefs. Vis­it www.daniel­sweeney­fund.org for in­form­a­tion. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

comments powered by Disqus