Super Bowl champion Mike Flynn returns to Western Mass in support of America’s heroes and Springfield-based Children’s Study Home

East Longmeadow, MA –May 1, 2013 – The Children’s Study Home is honored to welcome home one of our own, Agawam native and Cathedral High School’s Super Bowl champion, Mike Flynn. Flynn is extremely appreciative to have this opportunity to return to Western Mass and lend his support for two causes he feels equally deserving; to provide a quality education to every American child and to also pay tribute to the men and women of America’s Armed Forces who volunteered and put themselves in harm’s way to defend freedom.

“This event is about service,” said Flynn. “Service to our country by these military heroes and service to these children to provide them the kind of future every American deserves. It’s good to be home and I’m humbled to have an opportunity to support two worthy causes.”

Flynn will be joined by United States Army Sergeant, Saul Bosquez, who lost his leg while serving in Baghdad. Sergeant Bosquez is now attending college in New Hampshire and he is also a member of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team, a team of Iraq and Afghanistan War amputees who travel the country playing softball and flag football games to raise awareness. Later this summer the team along with more than 40 prominent NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB stars, including Mike Flynn, will visit the Boston Marathon bombing amputee victims in show of support and to help honor the first responders who saved so many lives.

“Mike Flynn and Sergeant Bosquez are both great role models for the kids,” said Children’s Study Home Community Relations and Development Associate, Teresa Spaziani. “We are so happy they could both make time and support the event that will benefit our Education Fund, providing scholarships and educational resources to the children and youth we serve throughout the Pioneer Valley and Cape Cod areas.”

The Children’s Study Home 25th Anniversary Golf Tournament and Opportunity in Bloom Spring Celebration will host Flynn and Wounded Warrior, Sergeant Bosquez. The tournament and celebration will take place Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Crestview Country Club located at 281 Shoemaker Lane, Agawam.

East Longmeadow, Mass-based Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® hand dryer, is the tournament’s title sponsor, and is proud to offer the highest level of support to the organization.

“Excel Dryer is a long-time supporter of the Children’s Study Home, and we are proud to help in any way we can.” Said Vice President of Marketing and Key Accounts, William Gagnon. “Many of the Wounded Warriors live right here in Massachusetts communities, and the Children’s Study Home event is great place to recognize the power of perseverance over tragedy. These American heroes are great role models for the children and the rest of our nation, especially in Massachusetts after the recent Boston Marathon bombings.”

The Children’s Study Home 25th Anniversary Golf Tournament and Opportunity in Bloom Spring Celebration includes the following schedule of events:

  • Golf tournament registration and brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Golf tournament shot gun at 11:30 a.m.
  • Spring celebration cocktails at 5:00 p.m.
  • Spring celebration dinner and reception at 5:30 p.m.
  • Golf tournament includes participation by NFL star, and Western Mass native, Mike Flynn and Wounded Warrior amputee, Sergeant Saul Bosquez


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