Local Youths Support Winchester Hospital


Winchester Football Pride Night Proceeds Benefit Winchester Hospital

The Winchester Football Pride Night held on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Sons of Italy in Winchester raised $2,458 to benefit the Pediatrics Department at Winchester Hospital. 

“In a time when many youth are overwhelmed with school, extracurricular activities, jobs and friends, this group of student athletes and their coaches recognized the importance of giving back,” said Donna Sherrill, director of Maternal Child Health at Winchester Hospital. “This sizable donation is a true testament to the community that has encouraged these athletes to put others first. We are very grateful and very proud to be part of such a community.”

The night, which was designed to honor the past, present and future of Winchester football, featured special guest speaker and former NFL linebacker Steve DeOssie as well as comedian Jimmy Dunn. The proceeds donated went to benefit the Winchester Hospital pediatric department.

The sold out event was attended by 200 former Winchester High School football players representing the past six decades of Sachem football as well as parents and fans of all three levels of football in Winchester.

“More than 250 football players and 100 cheerleaders participated in the sport of football and cheerleading in the town of Winchester last year,” said Paul Manganaro, Winchester Football Pride Night organizer and Sachem Youth football coach. “Many of them were either born at Winchester Hospital or have benefited from the hospital’s care at one time or another. We wanted to donate the net proceeds from this event to a local Winchester organization that provides services to a wide range of its residents and has had a positive influence on our community. With these goals in mind, the decision to donate to the Pediatrics Department at Winchester Hospital was a no-brainier.”

About Winchester Hospital

Winchester Hospital is the first community hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet® recognition, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s highest honor for nursing excellence. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, radiation oncology, gastroenterology, urology, gynecologic urology, rehabilitation, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery. Winchester Hospital has clinical affiliations with several nationally recognized hospitals in the region, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. To learn more, visit www.winchesterhospital.org.