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Support the Troops and Your Local Teams at Watertown's Ryan Arena

Watertown's Veterans Services Department is holding a drive for Operation American Soldier on Dec. 12 during three high school hockey games.

You can root for your local high school hockey teams and donate items to put into holiday care packages for troops serving overseas. 

The Watertown Veterans' Services Department will team up with Operation American Soldier on Dec. 12 to collect items for care packages to send to service men and women. The collection will take place at John A. Ryan Skating Arena that day during three high school hockey games.

The items will be shipped by Operation American Soldier, which is based out of theCharles Shutt Detachment of the Marine Corps League, during the Holiday Care Package Drive for our Troops.

Game Schedule

  • 4 p.m. - Watertown/Melrose High Girls vs. Belmont
  • 6 p.m. - Watertown High Boys vs. Belmont
  • 8 p.m. - St. Joseph’s Prep vs. East Boston

Items Needed for Packages: Hand warmers, Socks, Wet Wipes, Fleece Hats, Socks (to sleep in), Toiletries (soap, deodorant, etc.), Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Healthy snacks: (Peanut Butter, Beef Jerky, Ready-to-eat Tuna, Chicken Salads (canned), Heat & eat canned foods: Soups, Beef Stew, Pasta.

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