Local Football Teams Rally to Help Fellow Ashland Player

J.D. O'Gara
“Fill the Helmet” Campaign Feb. 2 & 3 Will Help Jake Achieve Bucket List
Issue Date: 
February, 2019
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A rare form of cancer, Osteosarcoma, might have hit Ashland teen Jake Silver, but the teen is determined to make the most of the three to six months he has left. He’s put together a bucket list, and neighbors and friends are working to help him achieve it.
The list included simple things like a first kiss and helping his sister choose her prom dress to attending lots of sports games and meeting famous players and actors. Some of that has been realized, and this Super Bowl weekend, thanks to that fundraiser and some help from the New England Patriots, Jake will be on his way to the Super Bowl.
Meanwhile, Jake’s fellow football players from the Tri-Valley League – including Ashland, Bellingham, Dover-Sherborn, Medway, Medfield, Millis, Holliston and Hopkinton, will be conducting a “fill the helmet” campaign outside local grocery stores to help raise money for the rest of Jake’s Bucket List. The football players will be stationed at the following locations at the following times:

Saturday, February 2

Fiske’s General Store
and Superette, 1-3 p.m.

Star Market, Medway, 2-4 p.m.

Roche Bros.
12-3 p.m.

Marty’s/CVS parking lot, town center
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday, February 3

Framingham Stop & Shop
12-2 p.m.

Shaws, Medfield 3-5 p.m.

Stop & Shop, Pulaski Blvd., Bellingham
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

(donations to be accepted at team’s football banquet Sunday)

Stop on by these locations and make a donation if you’d like to help Jake achieve his full list. If you can’t make it, you can donate at