By Dakota Antelman, Contributing Writer
Marlborough – Students and staff from the Crossroads School visited the APEX Entertainment Center July 18 to accept a $1,200 donation on behalf of their school. Crossroads, located at 295 Donald J. Lynch Boulevard, is a private, nonprofit school for students with autism.
The donation will help Crossroads’ efforts to build a new playground at their newly opened Marlborough campus. A year after opening its doors, that school continues to work on paying the $250,000 price tag for the project.
“It means a lot to us,” said Crossroads President and CEO Anthony Cammilleri of the donation. “To see the support from local businesses like the APEX Center goes a long way toward encouraging us to cross the threshold and reach that goal.”
APEX Entertainment, lying at the center of a sprawling commercial development in Marlborough, has become a booming business since its much anticipated opening. Offering activities ranging from go-karting to virtual reality entertainment, the center has hosted Crossroads in particular as the school has taken its students and staff repeatedly to the center for field trips and team building exercises.
“We’re sort of siblings of a sort because we came to town around the same time,” Cammilleri said of Crossroads and APEX. “We’ve been growing up around the same time. They’ve sort of taken us under their wing looking out for us.”
For more information on Crossroads, visit www.crossroadsschoolma.org. For more information on the APEX center, visit www.apexentertainmentcenter.com.