ROSCOE –– Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. For “Coach” Fred Ahart, who coached 51 years at Roscoe while also serving on various boards across the State and …
ROSCOE –– Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. For “Coach” Fred Ahart, who coached 51 years at Roscoe while also serving on various boards across the State and Section 9, the students were always the top priority. In his honor, the Coach Fred Ahart Foundation seeks to continue on with that legacy by offering support and opportunities to students, athletes and their families.
Saturday evening was the first annual Coach Fred Ahart Foundation fund-raiser, a raffle hosted by the Rockland House. The community came together, donating a wide variety of baskets and gift cards and various items to be raffled off by the Foundation.
The event, which went from 6-10 p.m., had guests from all over, including friends, family, former students and players, and coaches that Ahart had crossed paths with many times during his tenure. After a night of stories, raffles and food, the fundraiser came to an end.
Katie Ahart, Fred’s daughter, who dedicated a lot of time to organizing the event said, “It worked out well. We weren’t sure what to expect because of Covid, but it was a great turnout. We received baskets and donations from all over Section 9 and so many people came together to make this event possible.
“The Rockland House donated everything tonight, everyone in the community helped for this. Dad would be proud.”
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