NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 6, 2014 – 2012 Olympic team and floor exercise champion Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics, and USA Gymnastics' Region 6 community raised approximately $45,000 this weekend to support the One Boston Fund in conjunction with the Boston Strong Classic. The Boston Strong Classic was held in Northborough, Mass., at Algonquin Regional High School. The event was a collaborative effort between the Region 6 community, the Massachusetts gymnastics community and the Algonquin Regional High School Booster Club.
All of the proceeds from the event will be directed to One Fund Boston, which was established to help people affected by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, and in the days that followed.
Special events occurred throughout the weekend, including a visit from Raisman, and Wally, the Boston Red Sox mascot. The heroic efforts of first responders Patrolman John Noborini, Trooper David P. Twomey and Sergeant John Maclellan were honored at the event.