Holyoke Police help raise funds for local high school musical

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Last May, Holyoke Police sponsored a 5K race to raise money for youth programs in Holyoke and on Wednesday, they held an event to donate that money to Holyoke High School’s musical department.

Police presented a check of one thousand dollars to members of the cast of last year’s musical.

Holyoke Police Captain Matthew Moriarty told 22News why the department chose the musical department for this year’s fundraiser.

“We raised a thousand dollars this year, or last year, the recipients was the musical group. We understand the work Mr. Todd does and if you haven’t seen one of these shows come and see one, they are like Broadway. They’re probably better than Broadway,” said Captain Moriarty.

Several Holyoke police officers and students from the Holyoke High School track and cross country teams ran in this year’s 5k to help raise money for the production of this year’s musical.