WOBURN, MA – The Ahern Family Charitable Foundation will host its 14th Annual Army-Navy Football Luncheon fundraiser on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at the Scoreboard Sports Bar & Grill in Woburn. Proceeds from the luncheon will support Massachusetts children of fallen and deployed troops this holiday season through Operation Santa-Massachusetts, a program created in partnership with the Military Friends Foundation. Tickets are available now at ahernfoundation.org.
Attendees of the event will watch the 118th playing of the Army-Navy Football game across nearly 50 HDTVs in the newly renovated Scoreboard Sports Bar & Grill. When they aren’t watching the traditional American rivalry play out, guests will enjoy a buffet lunch, raffles, and silent and live auction.
A number of Medal of Honor (MOH) recipients, dignitaries, public officials, and sports celebrities regularly attend the luncheon. Already confirmed to attend this year’s event are President of the Medal of Honor Society Navy Lieutenant Thomas Kelley and former New England Patriots Quarterback Steve Grogan. In years past, MBTA Transit Police Officer Dic Donohue, former Boston Bruins player and coach Terry O’Reilly, Governor Charlie Baker and United States Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown have also been in attendance.
Additionally, each year local media personalities, entertainers and business people join the event’s Honorary Host Committee. This year’s committee includes WERS morning host George Knight, comedian Dave Russo, NBC Boston meteorologist Matt Noyes, Alt 929 personality Amy Brooks, WBZ Radio news announcer Tina Gao and more.
The Ahern Family Charitable Foundation was established after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and through fundraising efforts makes grants to military support organizations that provide services to veterans and current members of the U.S. military and their families.
The foundation provided a seed grant to start the Military Friends Foundation, which offers grant programs, community building events, case management and more in support of families who have faced hardships related to military service. Operation Santa-Massachusetts will provide holiday gift cards to more than 100 children of Massachusetts deployed and fallen troops in 2017.
“Each year we invite our friends, families, and veterans to come together to watch the historic Army Navy Football game and more importantly to support the families of deployed and fallen troops,” said Bob Ahern, President of The Ahern Family Charitable Foundation. “We look forward to continuing this tradition as we give back to those who have fought for our country.”
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 www.ahernfoundation.org.
(NOTE: The above press release is from the Ahern Family Charitable Foundation.)
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