In what’s become an annual tradition, the Westford Academy Booster Club once again celebrated the coming of Summer with members of the New England Patriots in a charity basketball game.
A team of Westford Academy players and various Patriots, led by current running back LaGarrette Blount, defeated a team of Westford All-Stars 75-70 on Wednesday night. However, it’s hard not to say that the real winner of the evening was the booster club.
The annual game provides a significant amount of the club’s donations to Westford Academy’s athletic program according to Boosters President Kathy Mockler.
In the past year alone, the boosters have provided 37 scholarships to athletes, new oars to the crew team, new bags for the golf team and much more.
For Mockler, the success of the event was largely predicated on its steam of big names over the years at the event such as Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman.
“I’m feeling good right now, we’ve put a lot of work to get everything running smooth,” she said, adding that this year likely set overall attendance records for the event.
Total fundraising totals were still being tabulated on the night of the event, although organizers estimated at least 700 fans in attendance despite long lines caused by preparation for Westford Academy’s “Last Night” graduation event on Friday night.