Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The 46th annual race is 9 a.m. on July 4th, leaving from Lynnfield Town Hall. Lynnfield Athletic Association event helps support LHS sports programs. Click for online registration and more info.
The following was provided by the Lynnfield Athletic Association: The Lynnfield Athletic Association (LAA) has opened registration for the 46th Annual 4th of July 5K Road Race to be held on July 4, 2013, beginning at 9 a.m. and leaving from Town Hall located at 55 Summer Street. All proceeds benefit athletic programs and scholarships at Lynnfield High School. Participants can register on line through www.active.com ($15 for 16 and under, $20 17 and older) or print out an application and return by mail ($18 for 16 and under, $20 for 17 and older). Individuals who register before June 22 are guaranteed to receive a t-shirt. On-site registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the race ($20 for 16 and under, $25 for 17 and older). …
Monday, April 8, 2013
On Sunday, students canvassed neighborhoods to help Lynnfield Athletic Association fund athletic scholarships and programs at LHS.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR In the midst of start to the spring athletic season—Lynnfield High School’s student athletes took time out of their busy schedules to participate in one of our annual fund-raising events. On Sunday, April 7 over 100 students canvassed Lynnfield’s neighborhoods on behalf of the Lynnfield Athletic Association (LAA) soliciting donations from residents in support of the athletic programs and scholarships at Lynnfield High School (LHS). In addition to providing several scholarships every year to LHS seniors, LAA offers assistance with other important things like uniforms, transportation, trophies, and much more. Tag Day is a wonderful way for our students to participate in our fund-raising efforts, but perhaps more …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Dina Whalen, owner of Fitness Together of Lynnfield, donates some gift cards to her business to help raise funds for Lynnfield Athletic Association.
A local business owner and LHS graduate has donated $20,000 in gift cards to help raise funds for the Lynnfield Athletic Association. Dina Whalen, owner of Fitness Together of Lynnfield, announced this week that she has donated 200 gift cards to the LAA. The organization helps pay for equipment and other costs for the Lynnfield High School sports programs. People can purchase a gift card for $25, and receive $100 worth of services from Fitness Together of Lynnfield, including PACK (small group) training sessions. “Lynnfield High School is my alma mater and as a local business owner I am excited to be able to give back in some way,” said Whalen, owner of Fitness Together of Lynnfield. “I am a former athlete and understand the importance of …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
To the Editor: On behalf of the Lynnfield Athletics Association, I would like to thank the residents of Lynnfield for their generosity on Tag Day (Sunday, October 14). Each year on Tag Day, all Lynnfield High School athletes from all seasons go door to door seeking donations from the Lynnfield community. This year’s Tag Day was a success, despite the wet weather. Donations will be used to benefit all LHS student-athletes. Nearly two-thirds of all LHS students are involved in LHS sports. The Lynnfield Athletics Association (LAA) is a booster group that provides financial support throughout the year for every team at Lynnfield High School. LAA purchases uniforms, equipment, trophies, and other basic items. LAA also sponsors scholarships and …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Athletes from all of the Lynnfield High School sports will go door to door seeking donations to help Lynnfield Athletic Association keep up its work.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
On Sunday, October 14, all Lynnfield High School athletes from all seasons will be going door to door seeking donations from the Lynnfield community. We ask for support to ensure that LAA can continue its work on behalf of all LHS athletics teams. Nearly two-thirds of all LHS students are involved in LHS sports. The Lynnfield Athletics Association (LAA) is a booster group that provides financial support throughout the year for every team at Lynnfield High School. LAA purchases uniforms, equipment, trophies, and other basic items. LAA also sponsors scholarships and athlete awards. LAA events also include the annual July Fourth Road Race. We are also in need of time and talent during the year. Volunteers can sign up for a one-time job or …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Road race is a longstanding July 4th tradition in Lynnfield.
On Wednesday morning, more than 250 runners took part in the Lynnfield Athletic Association's annual 5k road race. The event helps raise funds for scholarships as well as the athletic programs at Lynnfield High School. This year, 21-year-old Sean Hanlon of Georgetown won the race, while Mark Hudson, 25, finished 5th to lead all runners from Lynnfield. A full list of those who finished, plus their times and home towns, can be viewed here on the Cool Running website. Interestingly, the 19th place finisher in the race, Tim Moss, listed Wollongong, Australia as his home town. All other participants were either from Massachusetts or New Hampshire. Also, as noted in this article from May, the future of this race depends on finding some new …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
44th annual Lynnfield Athletic Association July 4th Road Race helps fund LHS athletic programs.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The following is an announcement from the Lynnfield Athletic Association: The Lynnfield Athletic Association (LAA) has opened registration for the 44th Annual 4th of July 5K Road Race to be held on July 4, 2012, beginning at 9 a.m. and leaving from Town Hall located at 55 Summer Street. All proceeds benefit athletic programs and scholarships at Lynnfield High School. Participants can register on line through www.active.com or at this link ($15 for 16 and under, $20 17 and older). On-site registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the race ($20 for 16 and under, $25 for 17 and older).
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Organization provides scholarships and athletic equipment to LHS students.
For several decades now, Lynnfield High School athletes have benefited considerably from the work of the Lynnfield Athletic Association in any given year. However, the LAA now finds itself among the handful of town organizations facing a questionable future without an infusion of new volunteer help. The LAA Road Race has been an annual July 4th tradition in Lynnfield for about 45 years - with about 25 of those years as an LAA event. Before that, it was organized by the former Lynnfield Couples Club. Proceeds from the race and other activities help fund six $1,000 scholarships that the LAA awards to graduating LHS seniors each year. "I feel it could (fold). Unless someone steps up, this is the last road race," said Linda Rugato, who …
Monday, September 26, 2011
OD's 8th-annual memorial run/walk was held Sunday to raise scholarship funds, remembering former LHS athlete Johnny O'Donnell.
About the walk, OD, and organizers OD may have only lived until age 19 from Jan. 12, 1984 to Dec. 4, 2003, but his legacy lives on through scholarships funds raised during this past weekend's 3.1-mile walk. "There's no special reason for the 25th," his aunt and the event's organizer, Karen Mahon, said. "It's a nice time of year for the event." A three-season athlete, OD was on the varisty wrestling team, the varsity football team, and the junior varsity baseball team at LHS. Since he visited the school from time to time after graduation, the walk began and ended at Lynnfield High School. All proceeds will benefit the John M. O'Donnell Memorial Scholarship Fund. A scholarship will go towards a student who writes an essay on overcoming life …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The Lynnfield Athletic Association hosted the 44th annual 4th of July 5-kilometer road race, July 4, 9-10:30 a.m., beginning and ending at Town Hall, 55 Summer St., to benefit LHS scholarships and athletics.
Runners woke up early, and ran 3.2 miles in the annual road race, sponsored by the Lynnfield Athletic Association, to kick-off their 4th festivities. In addition to awarding six athletic scholarships to graduating seniors, the LAA supplies athletic equipment, uniforms, letter jackets, trophies and pins. Last year, $6,500 was raised. As to why the 4th, LAA co-president, Kathleen Dario stated:"It was started by the Lynnfield Couples Club years ago for something fun to do and a way to celebrate this holiday." Thirty-eight awards were given out in various categories, including first- and second-place trophies for men and women in different age groups, ranging from 10- to 70-years-old, as well as recognition of the day's overall winners. Dina …