Below is a press release from the Ahern Family Charitable Foundation:
WOBURN, MA — The Ahern Family Charitable Foundation will host its 16th Annual Army-Navy Football Luncheon fundraiser on Saturday, December 14, 2019 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 www.ahernfoundation.org.
Attendees of the event will watch the 120th playing of the Army-Navy Football game across nearly 50 HDTVs in the Scoreboard Sports Bar & Grill. When they aren’t watching one of the oldest rivalries in American sports, guests will enjoy a buffet lunch, raffles, and silent and live auctions.
Medal of Honor Recipient Tom Kelley and his wife Joan, co-authors of The Sirens Call and Second Chances will once again be at the luncheon. In addition, local media personalities, entertainers and business people join the event’s Honorary Host Committee and will be in attendance including WERS morning host George Knight, comedian Dave Russo, Magic 106.7 Morning Host David O’Leary, WBZ Radio news announcers Tina Gao and Matt Phipps, 97.7’s, WROR Morning Host Bob Bronson, Boston 25’s Kevin Lemanowicz, WHDH TV’s Kimberly Bookman, and others.
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 2019.
“It is incredibly rewarding to look back at all of the families we have helped in the past 15 years thorugh the Army Navy Football Luncheon,” said Bob Ahern, President of The Ahern Family Charitable Foundation. “We are honored to help them in any way we can as they have given so much for our country.”
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 www.ahernfoundation.org.
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