Avidia Bank president to be “no-show” at Boys & Girls Club event

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Hudson – Avidia Bank's president, Mark O”Connell, is the latest community leader showing support for the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest's No Show Ball by not attending.

That's right, O”Connell joins WCVB's Susan Wornick in encouraging others to support the event by going online to purchase their “virtual tickets” for only $5 to an event that will not be taking place. By doing this, all the proceeds will go towards the development of children in the MetroWest community and not towards an extravagant fundraising event. The event itself will not take place on April 1 – April Fool's Day.

“I am a longtime supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest. Their programs make a real, positive impact on the youth in our community,” said Mark O”Connell, president of Avidia Bank. “I’m proud to be a “no show” for their 2012 No Show Ball. Instead I’ll be at the Final Four!”

“Our goal is to get 1,000 people to each purchase $5 virtual tickets….and then stay at home!” said Fran Hurley, President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest. “As a no show, supporters will be ensuring that 100 percent of all funds we raise go directly to support our programs at the Club.”

The 2012 No Show Ball is the MetroWest organization's newest fundraising event where you'se asked to please stay at home or make reservations for dinner at your favorite restaurant, do anything except attend their event. Virtual tickets can be purchased online at wwww.bgcmetrowest.org through April 1. BGCMW has less than 400 tickets to sell in order to reach their goal, so be sure to forward to your friends, family and colleagues because the more “no shows”, the better!