WOBURN, MA — The Ahern Family Charitable Foundation will host its 15th Annual Army-Navy Football Luncheon fundraiser on Saturday, December 8th 2018 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 http://www.ahernfoundation.org.
Attendees of the event will watch the 119th 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.
Medal of Honor (MOH) recipient Thomas Gunning Kelley, a retired captain of the United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Vietnam War, will be amongst the honored guests attending. From 2003 to 2011, Kelley served as Secretary of the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services. He currently serves as the President of the Medal of Honor Society.
In addition, 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, Magic 106.7 Morning Host David O’Leary, Alt 92.9 personality Amy Brooks, WBZ Radio news announcers Tina Gao and Matt Phipps, 97.7’s Lori Grande, radio personality John Willis, Boston 25’s Kevin Lemanowicz, WHDH TV’s Kimberly Bookman, and Boston Bruin’s legend Terry O’Reilly.
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 2018.
“It’s hard to believe we’re already in our 15th year of the Army Navy Football Luncheon,” said Bob Ahern, President of The Ahern Family Charitable Foundation. “Every year we look forward to inviting everyone back to watch our favorite rivalry, but more importantly to support the families of deployed and fallen troops during the holiday season.”
To date, the Ahern Family Charitable Foundation has raised more than $600,000 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 is from the Ahern Family Charitable Foundation.)
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