Holyoke Police Give Donation to Fund Holyoke High Musical

The Holyoke Police Department presented a donation of $1,000 to Mr. Todd to help fund this year's production of Sister Act.

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The Holyoke Police Department donated $1,000  to Holyoke High School toward the annual school musical. This year’s the musical will be “Sister Act.” The funds came from their sixth annual Police 5K race, an event that always sees its proceeds go to a worthy cause.

In past years, donations from the food race have gone to The Friends of the Holyoke Schools, the Boys and Girls Club, and programs for autistic students.

This year, the officers decided that this year the yearly Holyoke High musical, a Broadway-level production directed by Mr. Mark Todd, was a cause worthy of supporting.

“The hardwork Mr. Todd and his students do was brought to our attention,” Captain Moriarty said. “It’s a good cause, and we were happy to help.”

On October 18,  Captain Matt Moriarty, Detective Jared Hamel, Officer Steve Norton, Officer Baron Marcua, and Officer Brian Summers presented the check to Mr. Todd and the cast of last year’s production of “Shrek.”

“I was extremely thankful for the generous donation,” said Shrek cast member Siobhan Brennan ’18. Siobahn’s gratitude is equally felt by all the Shrek cast members and Mr. Todd himself.

All of the cast members are very thankful for the money. The Musical will be sometime in March, so make sure you go and watch!