Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation Blog

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The Shady Saints, performed for a capacity crowd Saturday night at the Auburn Elks in support of the Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation. The event included dinner, a silent auction and the performance by the band.

Local resident, Shady Saints band member, and graduate of Auburn High School, along with other members of the The Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation, organized the event as a night of renewing old friendships, while also supporting a local cause. Many businesses and individuals provided over $3,000 worth of items that were auctioned at the event.

Many of those who attended the event yesterday were former classmates, friends, family as well as members of the Auburn community who wanted to share in perpetuating Broduer’s legacy. The group was able to raise over $5,000 which will be used to directly support student projects at Auburn High School.

Foundation President Tim Morse said, “We are overwhelmed at the constant support our foundation receives from people from all areas who want to continue to honor Dave and support the advancement of educational opportunities in Auburn.” Added, band member and foundation member Jason Kusy, “It’s always great to have some fun while also honoring a friend and supporting the community. The Shady Saints was happy to add to this incredible endeavor.”

The foundation would also like to thank our amazing sponsors:
A-1 Wholesale Window Co., Inc.
Appletree Fabrics
Bergeron’s Appliance Service
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Brother’s Pizza
Boneca Linda
Bose Corporation
The Boynton
Bridget Perch
Christine Mooshian
Chuck’s Steak House
Elaine Donohue Photography
Employment Options, Inc.
Funky Murphy’s
Liberty Tax
Maura Goodard
McFadden’s
Mike & Meagan Billings
New England Aquarium
O’Connor’s Restaurant
Sally Patton
Secret Society Tattoo
Shamrock Development Associates, Inc.
Shear Madness
Wachusett Mountain

Shady Saints Shindig to Benefit Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation

Worcester’s own Shady Saints are headlining a night of dinner, auctions and great tunes at the Auburn / Webster Elks on February 25th and all the proceeds will benefit the Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation!

Please tell your friends and join us for a fun-filled evening and help us to help local kids!

Details:

How much: $25 for dinner and entertainment* (Email us for tickets!)
What: Shady Saints Shindig
When: Saturday, February 25th, 2012

  • Cocktail Hour – 6:30 pm
  • Italian Dinner Buffet – 7:30 pm
  • Live Band – 9:00 pm

Where: Auburn Webster Elks (754 Southbridge Street, Route 12, Auburn, MA 01501)
Features: Chinese Auction and 50/50 Raffle

*$10 cover at the door after 9:00 pm (does not include dinner)

2011 Klepto 5K: Brodeur Memorial Foundation Exceeds Fundraising Goal in Our First Event

The streets of Packachoag Hill were filled with hundreds of community members yesterday as the Brodeur Memorial Foundation sponsored its inaugural event, a 5K Run/Walk in honor of Major David Brodeur, an Air Force pilot from town who was killed in the line of duty in April 2011. The race wound through the same neighborhoods that Brodeur grew up in with over 400 participants enjoying the incredible weather and making contributions back to serve the entire community.

The Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation is a newly formed non-profit organization founded in honor of Major David Brodeur (call sign “Klepto”), a graduate of Auburn High School Class of 1994. The group’s mission is to honor the life of Major David Brodeur by working to provide financial support in the areas of academics, athletics, and extra-curricular activities in the Auburn Public School system. Many of those who attended the event yesterday were former classmates as well as members of the Auburn community who wanted to share in perpetuating Broduer’s legacy.

Auburn High alum and foundation Vice President Shannon Leary stated, “Yesterday exceeded every expectation that I had. From the number of runners, to the dedication of our volunteers, it all came together beautifully. Just to witness how many people loved and cared about him was overwhelming to see.” Added Foundation President Tim Morse, “It has moved me to no end to see what we have accomplished today – to know that we have started the process of building a lasting legacy for Dave is something that is really special.”

Although the entry fees accumulated more than $8000 in donations corporate sponsors including Unibank, Webster Five, Best Buy among many others, grew the fund to over $10,000.

The group is looking to continue having more events in the first quarter of 2012.

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One final word of thanks: Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors!!

Corporate Sponsors:
Unibank
Masterman’s
Webster 5
Best Buy
Liberty Tax Service
Bergeron’s Appliance Service
Capitol Siding
McGrath Sales Corp.
Dr. Frank Rozanski
Closet and Storage Systems
Atty. Philip J. O’Connell, Jr.
Elaine Donohue Photography
Atty. Arthur Tateronis
Anytime Fitness
Shamrock Development Associates, Inc.

Products + services:
Sturbridge Vinyl Graphics
I Am T-shirts
Hawk Hill Orchard
Stowe Farm
Stop & Shop
Auburn Town Pizza
Central Mass Disposal Inc.
Park & Shop
Poland Springs
Hammond Contracting Services
American Fitness Wholesalers
Road ID

1st Annual Major David “Klepto” Brodeur Run/Walk 5K

The Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation is a newly formed non-profit organization founded in honor of Major David Brodeur (call sign “Klepto”), a graduate of Auburn High School Class of 1994, who was recently killed in Kabul, Afghanistan. The mission of the 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.

When:
Registration Begins at Noon
Run Walk Begins at 1PM

Where:
North American Martyrs Church
8 Wyoma Drive
Auburn, MA

Registration fee is $25

Click HERE to REGISTER ->  http://bit.ly/Brodeur5k2011

Please feel free to add guests to the event!

If you would like to Volunteer, email us HERE.

If you or your organization would like to be added as a sponsor, please send us an email.