On behalf of the Milford Youth Commission and staff, we would like to thank everyone who attended, donated, supported, and volunteered to make the seventh annual St. Pat’s Fundraiser successful, raising $6,000 for Youth Center programs! The event was held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 and was the first fundraiser at the newly renovated Youth Center! The event included a cash bar, music, raffles, community awards, youth art auction, corn hole, appetizers and a special dance performance by one of our rental groups “Danza Intercultural Muskuk Nan.”
We also announced our 2017 Community Appreciation Awards. Mike Volpe, accepted the Community Appreciation Award on behalf of ANP Bellingham. Mike Volpe and ANP Bellingham were an easy selection as the recipient of this award, due to the years of their dedication to the Center. Mike was responsible for helping to coordinate the donation of a boiler, valued at over $80,000, a landscaping project, with the collaboration of Consigli Construction and Nydem Landscaping, valued at over $30,000 and numerous monetary donations towards our After School and Holiday giving program.
Our second 2017 Community Appreciation Award was given to the Milford Girls Softball League. Before the renovation, members of Milford Girls Softball league and Board would utilize our cages but always looked for ways to help the Center. Whether it was donating the cages themselves, fixing and installing lighting in the basement and the gym, taking down the storage closets so we could put up batting cages back up in the newly renovated Center, painted walls, or donated a $6,500 floor machine – there is nothing this group won’t do to help support us! Board members Paul Bonvino, Mike Bonina, Paul Pellegrini, Peter Tredeau, Joe Douglas and Mike Swain accepted the award at the event!
We are thankful for these long-lasting relationships that have helped the Center live up to its mission in providing a safe environment that promotes self-esteem, builds character, and fosters the notion of community and the importance of respecting and serving others. We would like to thank every individual, organization and/or businesses that contributed to this fundraiser: Trinity Episcopal Church, Murray Law Office, Milford Braces PC, Milford girls softball league, Hoop Crew, LLC, Old Time Auto Sales, ANP Bellingham/Dynegy Power, Pizza Palace, Walsh Brother Inc. (Mike Gentile), Gold’s Gym, Bon Tempo Family, E-Z Way Car Wash, Platinum Physical Therapy, Relaxation Creation, Dogfish Head Brewery, Teachers Driving Academy, McDonalds, SportsClips, Shannon Leigh Photography, Oliva’s Market, Catering & Gourmet Gifts, Mark Berman, Accurate Auto Care, Midtown Family Fitness,John Smith Sports Center, Imperial Cars, Paul Johnson, Nikki Marie, Danielle Marie, Helena Passamonti, Jessica Friswell, Breanna Claro JP Liquors, Tent Connection, Chris and Gary’s Tent Rental, Milford Police Department, Signs Plus, BJ’s Wholesale Club of Franklin, Hoop Crew LLC., Area Glass Co., Afonso Real Estate Inc., Linda Farricy and Ron Auger! Thank you to Milford Town Crier, Myfm 101.3 and Milford TV for helping us promote the fundraiser. We would lastly like to thank our amazing staff, board members and volunteers who helped with the planning, set up & clean up!
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