The friends of the Michael Joyce Memorial Playground in South Boston are holding a special raffle to raise funds to improve and maintain the park.
The group is raffling off a pair of tickets -- eight rows from center ice - to the season opening game at TD Garden between the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, October 6, 2011.
The winning raffle ticket will be drawn on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Gerard's Restaurant in Adams Village, located at 722 Adams Street in Dorchester.
Tickets are $20 or three for $50. To order tickets, call (617) 265-7718 or (617) 439-0860.
Michael Joyce was born in Connemara, County Galway and lived in Boston from 1949 until his death in 1989. He worked at the Massachusetts State House for twenty years, and was recognized as a great leader in the Irish community who helped many immigrants make the transition to American life by offering wisdom and wise council.
For more details on Boston's Irish heritage and culture, visit IrishBoston.org.