The mission of The Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation is to honor the life of Major David Brodeur by working collaboratively with Auburn High School students to provide grants in the areas of academics, athletics, and extra-curricular activities.

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Comedy Night Benefit on Friday, May 13th!

Bad luck? No way!

Come join us for a night of laughs Friday May 13th at Halligan’s Lounge, 889 Southbridge Street, Auburn MA 01501.

Headliner James Dorsey will be joined by John Perrotta and the evening will be hosted by former AHS comic Joe Hurley!


  • Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm.
  • Advance tickets $20, available at:
  • Limited tickets at the door $25. Buy early, save $!
  • Proceeds benefit The Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation

More about the artists below!

James Dorsey:
James-DorseyAfter receiving his first D- for conduct in the second grade, James realized school was not his cup of tea and took his “disruptive in class” trademark to the stand-up stage and never looked back!  He shares life experiences through animated, high energy , witty act outs and facial expressions. His use of  imitations and characters is incredibly vivid and entertaining.  James was the national winner of the Catch a New Rising Star competition,  the winner of the Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival and has performed at the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival .  James has been featured on the cover of Worcester Magazine, in Pulse Magazine, The Boston Herald, on Spike TV, the MyTV Network and Comcast on Demand.    James’ performance on stage has  been described as “Flawless, smooth and original.  A born professional”.  James has shared the stage with Patrice O’Neal, Gilbert Gottfried, Billy Gardell, Lenny Clarke, Jimmy Dunn, Mick Foley, Rachel Feinstein, Gary Gullman,  Don Gavin, Steve Sweeney,  Bryan Callen and Steven Wright.  He can be seen in every major comedy club in New England and will remain in your head and heart long after he has made his exit from the stage!!

John Perrotta:
John Perrotta “the Italian Don Rickles” has been performing stand-up comedy since 1991! John Perrotta is known for his rapid-fire delivery of one-liners and his ability to improv off any audience in a good natured way! John was voted Providence’s Best Comedian in the 2008 Providence Phoenix Reader’s Poll. John was inducted into the Rhode Island Comedy Hall of Fame in 2012. John Perrotta headlines at comedy clubs such as the Comedy Connection, Nick’s Comedy Stop, Catch A Rising Star, and for Dick Doherty’s Comedy Clubs! On 4/4/14 John Perrotta opened for America’s Got Talent runner-up Tom Cotter at the Comedy Connection! John has worked with such comedians as Bill Burr, Dane Cook, Colin Quinn, Gilbert Gottfried, and has opened for such musical acts as Eddie Money, John Cafferty, Juice Newton, & others. John Perrotta can help to make your party or corporate function a great success! John is also the owner of John Perrotta’s Comedy Factory-one of New England’s top traveling comedy clubs! John has put together hundreds of comedy shows at restaurants & night clubs throughout the New England area!

Joe Hurley:
Joe has been doing standup in and out of the classroom for 43 years as well as numerous MC appearances throughout the central Mass area—except Oxford.  He has also presented workshops on humor in the classroom and in nursing.



“A huge success”

Thank you all so much for helping us make this year’s event such an amazing success—even with the appearance from the snow!

We’d also like to thank the Telegram for the fantastic coverage of the Klepto 5k. We’re humbled and proud of the efforts put on by everyone who helped put on the race and by the participation and community shown by those who attended.

We really can’t thank you all enough.

Check out the coverage of the Klepto 5k on the Telegram site right here.

Updates: Grant, Scholarship and Fund Raising

We at the Brodeur Foundation are very pleased to announce that 2015 has been an exciting year for us.

For the 2nd consecutive year the foundation awarded a $2000 grant to We the People to help finance the students’ participation at the national competition in Washington, DC, an experience they earned with a first place finish at the state-wide competition. Past recipients of grants at the high school have included Care Packages for US Soldiers supported by the National Honor Society, Pediatric Palliative Care Program at Notre Dame Hospice supported by high school students, ELL Student Program for the purchase of electronic translators, the Peer Mentoring Program, and Blossoming Buddies Anti-bullying initiative.

Also awarded this year at graduation was the 4th Annual Major David Brodeur Memorial Scholarship. The 2015 recipient was Bryanna Bailey. Benjamin Nelson, Rita Bahnan and Cassidy Mackintire were scholarship past recipients.

As always, fund raising is an important part of the success of the foundation. Team KLEPTO applied and was selected as a recognized non-profit for the prestigious Falmouth Road Race in August. 15 runners accepted the challenge of the 7 mile race, as well as the individual fund raising responsibilities associated with participation. Nearly $20,000 was raised in support of the foundation. Erik stated, “The amazing part of Falmouth is that other than the initial outlay for the numbers, all monies raised by Team KLEPTO members is given directly to the foundation to further our goal of supporting Auburn’s students.” The team also ran a fund raiser at the Compass Tavern in Worcester. So much fun was had by the team that an application has been submitted for the 2016 race which asked for an increase in numbers to 20. Selection is by lottery and notification will be sent out by mid-November.

The result of the 2015 successes will mean an exciting 2016 and beyond. The board of directors has voted to extend the grant program to Auburn Middle School. Two students will be selected from an essay contest to have their year-end trip to Washington, DC completely funded. The board is also looking into increasing the size of the scholarship and awarding two annually. The grant program will remain in place and hopefully increase giving with more applications from the high school students.

As you can see…an exciting year and much excitement for the future. Planning for the 5th Annual Klepto 5K Race/Walk on October 18th is in its final stages. It looks certain to be another fun and successful event. Look for more information on the race shortly. Thank you all for your generosity. We look forward to continued relationships with you and hope to get more businesses and individuals involved with the foundation!

2014 Klepto 5k Wrap-Up

Months later, we’re still blown away by how amazing the 2014 Klepto 5k was!

Friends, family, neighbors and supporters gathered for another incredible race day. Over 300 timed runners alongside hundreds of walkers and spectators on a very chilly October day. But, things warmed up at the finish line with a great DJ, great food, beer and fun for the whole family. Our inaugural raffle was also a huge success, thanks to you all!

We would like to thank everyone for their support in ensuring our friends name continues to live on in the hearts of this wonderful community.

If you’d like to be reminded of your race results, just click here.

You can check out all the pictures of the day over on our on our Flickr account by clicking the album title below:
The 2014 Klepto 5K on Flickr

And once again, thank you so much to all of our amazing supporters, sponsors and participants!

Our sincerest thanks go out to everyone below. We couldn’t do it without you!

Brodeur 5K update and call for sponsors

Hi everyone. We hope you’ve all been enjoying your summer and are gearing up for this year’s 5k!

We’re happy to announce online registration is up and running! Save $ and guarantee getting your t-shirt size by registering online TODAY!

This race has come a long way in four years with the incredible help and generosity of our supporters and sponsors from the community.

If you’d like to be an integral part of this very special day, sponsoring is easy and we have great sponsorship packages available.

Please email us here to find out more about being part of the group that makes this day possible!