The Travis Roy Foundation Holds Their Final Fundraiser

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BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - Boston University's Nickerson Field was in full swing Thursday as the Travis Roy Foundation hosted it's final Wiffle Ball tournament. Proceeds from the event benefitted two nonprofits, Franciscan Children's hospital in Brighton and the Travis Roy Foundation.

Roy was paralyzed seconds into his first game playing hockey for Boston University. He spent the rest of his life advocating for others and raising millions of dollars for research and support of those with spinal injuries.

The Roy Foundation has slowly been winding down, following Roy's death two years ago.

WBZ NewsRadio's very own Adam Kaufman was honored to MC the event at BU.

"It makes me sad that this is the last one," Kaufman told WBZ's James Rojas. "Obviously this is what Travis wanted, he wanted the fundraising to sort of scale back after his passing but it's just such a great event, we've got hundreds of people and dozens of Wiffle Ball teams out here. It's just great."

His parents, Brenda and Lee, were humbled by those honored their son.

"And to think they're lighting up the city of Boston tonight, people still care and want to pay tribute to his life's work," his mother said.

Other big names came out to celebrate the final pitch. Actor and Comedian Lenny Clarke wasn't going to miss the last fundraising event.

"That guy was an angel on earth, he did so much for so many people," Clarke said.

More than $900,000 were raised, which will benefit patients suffering from spinal chord injuries.

To give $24 in honor of Travis Roy’s hockey number, 24, text “TRAVIS” to (325) 603-3395.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports

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