Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston
The International Fire, Police & Military Winter Games - Charity Hockey Tournament
This fun filled event will promote friendly competition, physical fitness during the winter months, and camaraderie among all first responders, family and friends. Proceeds of these games will benefit The Shriners Hospital Children's Burn Center in Boston.
Skating for a good cause!
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston is a highly specialized pediatric surgical care center located in the heart of the city. It is considered one of the world’s preeminent hospitals in the treatment of children with severe burn injuries, complex skin conditions, orthopaedic conditions, and cleft lip and palate. Affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and verified by a joint program of the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston meets all of the demanding standards for organizational structure, personnel qualifications, facilities resources and medical care services to ensure the best possible outcomes. All members of our staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality care in a family-centered environment.
The Hospitals History
Our model for care was imagined and established by the Shriners, the fraternal organization for which the hospital is named. Determined to give all children access to specialized pediatric care, the Shriners opened their first hospital in 1922. At the time, polio was reaching epidemic proportions and only families of means had ready access to doctors, leaving thousands of children at risk. Shriners Hospitals for Children opened as a place where children with the crippling effects of polio, clubfoot and other orthopaedic conditions could receive life-changing medical care.
Recognized as one of the world’s greatest philanthropies, Shriners Hospitals for Children has evolved into an international hospital system recognized for its devotion to transforming the lives of children through expert care and research. It is a destination of choice for parents whose children have orthopaedic problems, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, and other complex surgical needs. Care is funded by the Shriners Hospitals for Children endowment, which is sustained by donations. All children receive care regardless of the families’ ability to pay.
A center of medical excellence
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston first opened its doors on March 13, 1964 as a five-bed unit located on an interim basis at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In 1968, a new hospital was constructed next door to MGH and was later replaced with a larger hospital in 1999.
Today, the Boston Shriners Hospital is a 30-bed pediatric specialty hospital, research and teaching center. It is a world leader in pediatric burn care and is the only exclusively pediatric, verified burn center in New England. In addition to meeting the needs of children with burn injuries, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston also offers orthopaedic care, cleft lip and palate expertise, and reconstructive and plastic surgery.
The hospital’s reputation is far reaching, with patients from over 70 countries having received lifesaving and reconstructive care from our specialists. The hospital staff practices family-centered care by providing resources and programs designed to assist the whole family during a child’s treatment.
BECAUSE WE CARE
As of 2017, when teams sign-up to participate in the IFPMWG hockey tournament, 10% of the teams fee will be donated to the Shriners Hosptals for Children - Boston fund. We thank you for participating.
If your team would like to help us raise more money or donate directly to the hospital, please let us know and we will be happy to assist with the arrangements.
United Sports has stepped up to offer a match from all of the tournament team fees of 10% that will be donated for each team who plays and be included in the fundraiser this year. 100% of the match will go to help our fundraising efforts benefiting the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Boston, a leading burn center world-wide who never turns a child away regardless of the families ability to pay. For more information and to learn how you can get involved, call us at 207-357-5687.