Over the weekend, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) “champ-champ” Conor McGregor donated eight tickets to game one of the World Series to Engine 33 Ladder 15 firehouse in Boston, Massachusetts.
The gesture was to honor Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr. and firefighter Michael R. Kennedy, who died courageously fighting a fire in 2014. In turn, the firehouse donated said tickets to five children who are being treated for burns at Shriners Hospital for Children.
“It was very generous on his behalf to donate the tickets, but the firefighters felt it’d have a larger impact by turning it around and donating them to some children who wouldn’t normally have that opportunity,” said Marc Sanders, spokesman for the Boston Fire Department via The Boston Globe.
And “Notorious” was all on board with the gesture.
Wow! What an amazing gesture by the firefighters of Engine 33/Ladder 15!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 22, 2018
Great to meet these heroes!
Thank you for your hospitality ❤️ https://t.co/VufwtiLjoZ
An amazing gesture, indeed.
While not all of the children will be physically able to attend game one between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers — which is set to go down tonight (Tues., Oct 23, 2018) — those who are well enough to go will be accompanied by nurses and/or physical therapists.
McGregor has been a busy man despite his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 a few weeks ago, as he is on tour promoting his Proper No. 12 whiskey, with stops including Texas, where he was living it up with the Dallas Cowboys.
No rest for the weary.