Donations and Automatic External Defibrillator
Donating to Parks & Recreation
Are you a giving person? If you are, please consider donating to the following accounts.
Payable to the Youth Scholarship Fund
A fund set up to raise money that is used for financial assistance to families that can’t afford recreation programs or activities. Please consider adding a donation to your next registration.
Payable to Parker Park Memorial Fund
A fund set up for maintenance and repair of the park that Veterans use often throughout the year that is located off West Silver Street, across from Westfield Middle School. Funds will be used for things such as flowers, plants, or other.
Westfield Preservation Fund
A fund was set up to help raise money to clean the statues in Westfield, such as General Shepard and Soldier’s Monument. All monies will go directly to help the Westfield Parks & Recreation Department and the Westfield Historic Commission to keep these statues standing tall, proud, and clean. (They have been cleaned in 2020 so we are all set to date.
General Shepard prints are available for a $20 donation by artist Jacqueline M. Sears.
All donations mailed to:
Westfield Parks and Recreation Dept.
4 Holcomb St.
Westfield, MA 01085
All donations are tax-deductible and a receipt will be mailed to you. if you have any questions, call us at (413) 572-6263. Make a donation today and add your name to the list!
AED Unit Donated to the Parks and Recreation Department
On July 13, 2013, Westfield City Council members voted to accept the donation of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) from the Kevin J. Major Youth Sports Foundation - an annual Memorial Hockey Tournament - to the Parks and Recreation Department.
The department and commissioners would like to extend an emphatic thank you to Patrick Major’s father, Kevin Major, mother, Sue Canning, and Shannon Small from the Kevin Major Foundation, for granting the Parks and Recreation Department of an AED Unit that will be onsite at our activity programs. We also received a second AED unit at the Municipal Playground located on Greylock Street from Susan Canning. The City is grateful for these life-saving AED units.
The KEVS (Kevin J. Major Youth Sports) Foundation was created in memory of Kevin J. Major, who passed away on July 11, 2011. He drowned due to a heart condition the family only learned about after his death. The mission of the KEVS Foundation is to increase knowledge and awareness of hands-only CPR, provide education about Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) in youth, and increase the availability of AED’s in the community through their fundraising and donation efforts. The Foundation's goal is to help avoid any future type of cardiac-related incidents.
Being Prepared Can Save a Young Life.
On July 11, 2011, Kevin J. Major died tragically in the Congamond Lakes. In his honor, his family, friends and Amelia Park Ice Arena are proud to host the Kevin J. Major Memorial Tournament.
JUST THE WAY KEVIN WOULD WANT IT!