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Residents donate nearly $9,000 in Booster Club ticket drive

Several of the athletes who participated in the 2014 Booster Club ticket drive Sunday in Avon.

Several of the athletes who participated in the 2014 Booster Club ticket drive Sunday in Avon.

AVON – Town residents generously donated nearly $9,000 to current Avon High athletes and their parents during the annual Avon Booster Club ticket drive on Sunday. 

“Avon takes pride in its winning athletic programs, and that was abundantly clear today,” said Maria Mascoli, president of the Avon Booster Club. We thank town residents for their continuing generosity and assure them that their money will be well-invested in Avon’s student-athletes.”

There were 112 Avon High athletes and 36 volunteer parents who canvassed area neighborhoods. The money raised on Sunday will be added to an additional $9,000 raised through a direct mail campaign earlier this summer. 

The Avon Booster Club supports all the athletic teams at Avon High through purchases of equipment and gear and scholarships. They are paying for the rental of lights for next week’s Spirit Week night games at Avon High for the boys and girls soccer teams, the field hockey team and football team.

In the past, the Booster Club has paid for nets, scoreboards, mats, timers, seating, storage units and a concession shed at the football field. “It’s tough to go to an Avon High sporting event and not see the mark of our Booster Club. They support all of our teams and are an integral part of our program,” said Greg Ferry, athletic director at Avon High.

Members of Avon's boys soccer program before heading out for the Avon Booster Club ticket drive. From left, Jack St. Onge, Kevin Brown, volunteer Pam Brown, Brendan Brown and Matthew Fuge.

Members of Avon’s boys soccer program before heading out for the Avon Booster Club ticket drive. From left, Jack St. Onge, Kevin Brown, volunteer Pam Brown, Brendan Brown and Matthew Fuge.

You can still be part of the campaign. Interested donors can mail a check to the Avon Booster Club, P.O. Box 9, Avon CT 06001.

Click here for additional photos from the ticket drive.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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