(NOTE: Several members of the Ahern Family live in Wilmington.)
WOBURN, MA — The Ahern Family Charitable Foundation recently announced details around its 13th Annual Army-Navy Football Luncheon scheduled for Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 2pm at the Scoreboard Sports Bar & Grill in Woburn, MA (15 Middlesex Canal Park).
The luncheon will again raise funds to support Operation Santa-Massachusetts through a partnership with Military Friends Foundation, a non-profit that provides financial assistance to families associated with the Massachusetts National Guard and Reserve. Proceeds will be used to provide holiday gift cards to more than 100 children of deployed and fallen troops in Afghanistan from the Massachusetts National Guard.
Attendees will watch the 117th Army-Navy football game in a larger than life experience on the Scoreboard’s nearly 50 HDTVs. In addition, the event will feature a buffet lunch, live and silent auction and raffle. MAGIC 106.7’s David O’Leary, who is part of the Honorary Host Committee, will serve as celebrity auctioneer.
Medal of Honor recipient Navy Lieutenant Tom Kelley will again attend this year’s luncheon. During the Vietnam conflict in June, 1969, Kelley was in charge of an 8-boat river convoy which came under attack inflicting a severe head wound. Unable to stand or speak clearly, he continued to relay directions to the convoy until all of the crippled boat were repaired and the group was able to move to safety. Despite losing an eye in the attack, Kelley remained on active duty and eventually retired with the rank of Captain in 1990. He most recently served as the Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans Affairs from 2003-2011.
“Each year we come together for the Army Navy Football game to cheer on our favorite team and more importantly raise money to support the families of deployed and fallen troops,” said Bob Ahern, President of The Ahern Family Charitable Foundation. “We are looking forward to continuing this tradition and seeing all the veterans, families and friends at this year’s event.”
In addition to O’Leary, the Honorary Host Committee includes comedian Dave Russo, radio personalities Amy Brooks, Matt Phipps, Lori Grande, Bruins alum Terry O’Reilly, New England Patriots alum Steve Grogan, wounded MBTA Transit Officer Dic Donohue and Frank Vento from AAM 15 Management.
To date, the Ahern Family Charitable Foundation has raised more than $500,000 in helping to provide services to veterans and current members of the U.S. military and their families.
For tickets and additional information about the Army-Navy Football Luncheon and Ahern Family Charitable Foundation, visit http://www.ahernfoundation.org.
(NOTE: The above press release was submitted by the Ahern Family Charitable Foundation.)
Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.