Thank you to all of our supporters for joining us for our 2016 Winter Gala Event thanks to all of you it was a huge success!


Congratulations to Christopher Hamilton on winning the $10.000.00 grand prize!!! Thank you to all of our supporters for coming out and supporting The Friends of Donny Higgins Memorial Fund at our Annual Winter Gala.  

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Thank you to all who participated in the hockey tournament and all the other activities this past Saturday. On behalf of the Higgins family, The Friends of Donny Higgins Memorial Fund committee, and all of Donny's friends we want you to know how grateful we all are for your support of this great event and our ongoing efforts to keep Donny's spirit of fun and the spirit of youth sports alive in our community. It means a great deal to all of us and we cannot thank you enough.

Sincerely and with heartfelt gratitude, 'The Committee'

More great pictures from the day! HERE  


Our Goal

My name is Billy Higgins, the President and Co-chair of The Friends of Donny Higgins Memorial Fund, Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization established in 2015. The Donny Higgins Memorial Fund, Inc. was organized by my brother’s childhood friends.

In September 0f 2009, my brother Donny was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. In the ten (10) months that followed, he fought very hard to beat his illness. Unfortunately, he passed away in July of 2010. His friends were determined to find a way to continue Donny’s legacy in his hometown, and to carry on his dedication and commitment to the South Boston Youth Sports Programs.

Several decades ago, the Commonwealth built two full size tennis courts behind the Murphy rink on Department of Conservation and Recreation property.  Our family grew up across the street and Donny worked as a skate guard at the Murphy Rink, and he was instrumental in lobbying to transform one of the tennis courts into a street hockey rink so that the children of South Boston could play hockey during summer months while the rink was closed. In December, Former Governor Deval Patrick recently signed into law, House Bill 4201, officially designating the street hockey rink on Farragut Road, behind the Murphy Rink, as the Donald F. Higgins Memorial Street Hockey Arena.

The purpose of The Donny Higgins Memorial Fund, Inc. is to maintain the street hockey rink and to promote and support South Boston youth sports programs. We are seeking sponsors for signage within the rink. The signs will be placed on the wall at a designated area, and will include your company name and logo, or family name. The signs will remain in the rink for two (2) yrs. The cost of a sponsorship is $500.00. Our tax exempt number and form is available upon request.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or Paul Kostas, our numbers and email addresses can be found HERE.

Thank you in advance for your support.


Lets Play Street Hockey!

July 14th-Aug 20th 

Upcoming Dates  

June  2016:  Family Fun Day at Donny Higgins Memorial Rink - Details to follow

The Friends ofDonny Higgins Memorial Fund Inc. is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The federal tax identification number is 47-3625946
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