AVON – The Avon High Booster Club and the family of the late Richard Migli raised over $18,000 at the 21st annual Richard Migli benefit golf tournament earlier this month at the Golf Club of Avon. Proceeds from the tournament will fund scholarships for exceptional student athletes at Avon High and help pay for athletic equipment at Avon High.
Migli, a talented Avon High athlete, died in 1993 after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). A member of the class of 1970, Migli excelled in football, basketball and baseball, earning 12 varsity letters. He had a passion for athletics and good sportsmanship.
Among the 75 participants were Dick’s sisters Pat Malone and Amy Matsikas, his brother-in-law Paul Matsikas, his former Avon High baseball coach Dick Kelliher and teammates Paul Salvatore, Gordon Britt, George Clarke and Myles Glynn.
Many Avon High alumni, parents, coaches and friends also participated in the event.
Tournament winners were the foursome of Rob St. Jean, Todd Donovan, Ron Theriault and Mark Olsen (gross) and the team of Mike Carlson, Mike Goulet, Andy Letourneau and current Avon High girls lacrosse coach Sean Cole (net).
The booster club and Migli family thanked title sponsor Northwest Community Bank; gold sponsors Avon Plumbing and Heating, Babbidge Facilities Construction Co., Inc., Ryan Paige Associates, Yamin & Grant, LLC, Hoffman Auto Group, Fradette Carlson Insurance, Attorney Ken Levine, and many generous community donors for their help in hosting this event.