Category Archives: FCA Press Releases

Sturdy Hospital – Beware of Unauthorized Solicitation

Sturdy Memorial Hospital Logo

Sturdy Memorial Hospital does not endorse or allow any company, organization, magazine or other publication to use the Hospital’s name in direct or telephone solicitation.

With the holidays approaching, this annual warning is issued by the Sturdy Memorial Foundation, Inc., the Hospital’s parent organization, which is solely responsible for Sturdy Memorial’s fund-raising efforts.

            “Anyone who uses the Hospital’s name while attempting to solicit donations or gifts does so without authorization,” says William Florentino, Chief Marketing & Development Officer. “Those wishing to make a contribution during the holiday season are encouraged to call the Development Office at 508/236-8008 or make a donation online at www.sturdymemorial.org. This will ensure their gift is used for the purpose they intend.”

New FCA Program Documents A Day On Lady Warriors’ March To State Title

“Day 77: On the March to a State Championship” is the story of the practice session held on the 77 th day of the 2017-2018 Foxboro High Lady Warrior Basketball Team’s 111 day season.

Volunteer producer Matt Shea was granted exclusive permission to videotape the session and worked with Head Coach Lisa Downs to achieve an authentic tone. Narrated by starting center Shannon Smally and FCA Volunteer Mike Everson, the program takes you through the drills, coaches’ talks, game reviews, scrimmages and preparations for the upcoming game along with player’s recollections of practice and the season. It will premiere July 20 th at 8 pm on The Public Access Channel (Comcast 8 / Verizon 39) and repeated at other times through the following
week.

Taping “Day 77: …” was the brainchild of FCA volunteers Mike Everson and Matt Shea. In January, they approached Coach Downs with the idea and she agreed. According to Shea, the question at the time was “What would we do with it?” Everson responded, “If we don’t record it, we don’t have it!” and on Sunday, February 11 at high noon FCA cameras were rolling at the FHS gym.

The question of “what to do with it” was answered on Saturday, March 17 at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, when the Lady Warriors captured their first State Championship in 23 years. A promotional preview of the program is currently playing on the FCA website, Facebook, and YouTube.

The complete playback schedule will be posted and will also be available for viewing anytime on the Foxboro Cable Access website … www.fcatv.org … by searching the Video-On-Demand collections.

To learn more about FCA’s training workshops, programming or operations, please visit the website at: www.fcatv.org, or contact Executive Director Michael Webber at 508-543-4757.

Semi-pro Football to Play at Sam Berns Community Field

The Foxboro Jaycees and The Eastern Football League are bringing summer semi-pro football to Foxborough.
Saturday, July 21 the Worcester MassFury will play the Taunton Gladiators in a rematch of last season’s championship. Taunton won that match-up so Worcester will be looking to even the score.
Gates open at 6pm with Kickoff at 7 at the Sam Berns Community Field, 120 South Street, Foxborough MA 02035 (at Foxborough High School).
Admission is only
$10 for Adults, $5 for Seniors and Military.
Foxborough residents and all kids 12 and under are free.
Bring your own chairs, concessions will be available.
The Jaycees are also raffling off 2 tickets to the August 24th  Kenny Chesney Concert at Gilllete; raffle tickets are $10 each and benefit
the community development works of the Jaycees.   The drawing will be held at the Jaycee free concert on August 2nd.

For more information visit the Foxboro Jaycees website at
www.foxborojaycees.org or the Eastern Football league website at
www.easternfootballleague.net