THIS WEEKEND: Ahern Family Charitable Foundation To Host 18th Annual Army-Navy Football Fundraiser On December 11

Below is a press release from the Ahern Family Charitable Foundation. Several Ahern family members live in Wilmington.

WOBURN, MA — The Ahern Family Charitable Foundation will host its 18th Annual Army-Navy Football Luncheon fundraiser on Saturday, December 11, 2021 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

Attendees of the event will watch the 122nd 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 have joined the event’s Honorary Host Committee and will be in attendance including comedian Dave Russo, Magic 106.7 Morning Host David O’Leary, Boston Traffic Reporter Lori Grande, WHDH TV’s Kimberly Bookman, former Radio Host Amy Brooks 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 2021.

“It is incredibly rewarding to look back at all of the families we have helped through 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

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