Hundreds of children, parents, neighbors and friends all enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day of fun, at historic Jamaica Pond at the 3rd Annual Kids Catch & Release Fishing Derby on June 22.
Officers and staff from Boston Police District E-13, and other units, all worked hard to organize and produce a free, family-focused day of fishing, games, food, music, prizes, special demonstrations and more.
Very special thanks go out to the Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society, who have catered the food every year for the many guests. Some of the other partners that helped to organize the derby included: Boston Police Activities League, Boston Parks & Recreation, Boston Park Rangers, Boston Police Patrolmen’s Assoc., Boston Police Superior Officers Assoc., Boston Police SWAT, Boston Police Canine Unit, Retired Boston Police Officers Assoc., Mass. State Police, Mass. Police Assoc., Mass. Dept. of Conservation & Recreation, Mass. Environmental Police, Mass. Fisheries & Wildlife and the Boston Water & Sewer Commission.
In addition, many private neighbors and groups also helped to make this day possible. Some of these groups included: Acme Body & Paint, Bass Pro, Boston Police Emerald Society, Cabela’s, Captain John Charter Boats, Claddagh Promotions, Coca-Cola, Community Service Cares Inc., Courageous Sailing Ctr., Dick’s Sporting Goods, DJ Jayro, Edaville Family Theme Park, Great Wolf Lodge, King’s Bowling, Kittery Trading Post, LL Bean, McGolf, Ocean Spray, Pepsi, Reebok, Ruggiero’s Market, Speedy Worms, Stanley Towing Service, Star Market, Tree of Life, Uncle Jim’s Worms, Whole Foods and more.
The officers and civilians of the Boston Police Department want to express our sincere appreciation to all of the volunteers, partners and sponsors who helped to make possible this fantastic, fun-filled community event. We also want to thank all the kids and families who came out to have some outdoor fun with their neighbors. The smiles of the kids tell the whole story. For any questions about this Community Event or any police issues, please contact the Community Service Office of BPD District E-13 @ 617-343-5623.