By Cindy Zomar, Education Coordinator
MARLBOROUGH – Former New England Patriot and Hall of Famer Ty Law recently lent his name to raise money for scholarships for students from Marlborough at an event hosted by APEX Entertainment.
APEX hosted this fundraising event as part of an ongoing effort to show support for the Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation’s (CSF) Dollars for Scholars program in Marlborough.
Law was already slated to be at APEX Entertainment to promote his new line of vodka. But he was willing to also help out for the fundraiser.
APEX Chief Operating Officer Marcus Kemblowski was instrumental in spearheading the dual event.
“Ty Law will be here to promote his product, but we can cater to two different crowds in one event,” Kemblowski said before the event. “He readily agreed to pre-sign twenty footballs that we will be offering for sale with all proceeds going to CSF. He’s a great guy, just a nice guy to be around.”
APEX donated the balls themselves for Law to sign.
Football players from the Advanced Math and Science Charter School and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High were on hand at the CSF football table to escort buyers to a cash register to complete their purchase.
Law made sure to stop by the table and meet the high school students, offering to take selfies with them as they chatted about football.
These sales netted $2,000 for the CSF.
Additionally, RAVentures, representing APEX Entertainment, 110 Grill and Evivva Trattoria, has pledged to continue raising money for CSF as part of its commitment to the community.
To that end, RAVentures recently presented a check to CSF in the amount of $3,750 to boost their fundraising effort.
That money came via a donation from one of RAVentures’ corporate partners, who offered to match funds raised for the annual Scholar Bowl coming up in January.
CSF has been assisting students with college expenses since 1989 and has awarded over 1,200 scholarships collectively worth over $900,000. Donations can be mailed to CSF of Marlborough Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 296, Marlborough, MA 01752. Deductions are tax-deductible, as the foundation is a non-profit with tax-exempt status.