‘Fighter’ Micky Ward helps Combat Blindness at Mass. Eye and Ear Golf Tournament

Boxer Micky Ward, inspiration for the hit 2010 movie “The Fighter,” helped raise funds to fight blindness and hearing loss at Massachusetts Eye and Ear’s Third Annual Golf Classic at the Weston Golf Club on June 20. This tournament was the hospital’s most successful tournament to date, raising $264,150 to support the hospital’s mission. The special day was enhanced by the appearance of Ward and Channel 5’s Bob Halloran, Micky’s biographer and the perfect emcee. Save the date for next year’s tournament: June 18, 2012, at the Weston Golf Club. For more information, call 617-573-3342.Micky Ward (at left) is seen sharing a laugh with Mass. Eye and Ear President and CEO John Fernandez before tee-off time.

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