A team from Martha’s Vineyard joined nearly 500 first responders at Gillette Stadium field for a symbolic 26-hour workout marathon that raised $117,000 for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Ten Vineyarders participated. “Our team raised almost $3,000 for the cause,” Oak Bluffs police Lt. Tim Williamson said. “It was grueling but a lot of fun.”
The Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council SWAT team, in conjunction with Gillette Stadium, hosted 37 first response teams for the 26-hour endurance event that began at 2:50 pm, Saturday, June 22, and concluded shortly after 4 pm, Sunday, June 23, with the goal of raising over $100,000 for The One Fund Boston, according to a report in the Patriot Ledger.