McAvoy Award

 

On April 11, 2019, The Touchdown Club of Arlington celebrated their Annual McAvoy Dinner Event. Congratulation to this year’s deserving recipient of the Annual McAvoy Award, Arlington High School Senior, Drew Niles, who will be attending Tufts University this Fall.
Pictured from left to right: AHS Guidance Councilor Anne Benson, Mike Eruzione, Laila Moore Niles, Drew Niles (2019 McAvoy Award Winner), Touchdown Club President Paul Kent, and Past President Tom Reidy.

Arthur J. McAvoy Award

The Arlington Touchdown Club/Arthur J. McAvoy Award was instituted by the Trustees of the McAvoy Foundation to honor the memories of James, John, and Arthur McAvoy who were all past presidents. James was a founding father of the club and Arthur was the club's historian for many years.

The award is given to an Arlington resident graduating from one of the following local high schools; Arlington High School, Arlington Catholic High School, Minuteman Technical High School, Lexington Christian Academy, Matignon High School and Boston College High School. The student is selected by the trustees of the McAvoy Foundation from candidates nominated by the individual high schools.

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Highlights from Previous McAvoy Award Meetings

  • On April 11, 2019, The TDC celebrated their Annual McAvoy Dinner Event. The winners is, Arlington High School Senior, Drew Niles. The guest speaker was Mike Eruzione, Captain of the “Miracle on Ice” 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team and Gold Medal Champions. Mike gave a truly inspiring, humorous, and motivational speech. Pictured from left to right: AHS Guidance Councilor Anne Benson, Mike Eruzione, Laila Moore Niles, Drew Niles (2019 McAvoy Award Winner), Touchdown Club President Paul Kent, and Past President Tom Reidy.
  • 2018 McAvoy Award Winners Evening. Pictured here: Touchdown Club President Nick Mitropoulos, honoree Anna Lynch (Arlington Catholic HS), Dan Sullivan (Boston College & Colts Football Legend), honoree Mathieu Ronayne (BC High School), and honoree Ryan Jefferson (Matignon HS) Missing from the picture is honoree Wilson Sosna (Arlington HS)
  • Mr. Garas, The McAvoy Award Winner David Garas and Tim Fox
    David Garas, the 2010 McAvoy Award Winner and Tim Fox
  • McAvoy Award
    McAvoy Award
  • Mr. Garas, The 2010 McAvoy Award Winner David Garas and Tim Fox