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Police Scholarship Golf Tournament

by Matt Ristaino
June 12, 2016

On June 11, the Holliston Police Association held the first annual charity golf tournament to benefit the Officer John Johnson and Lieutenant Shawn Moore Scholarship Funds at the Pinecrest Golf Club in Holliston.

On June 11, the Holliston Police Association held the first annual charity golf tournament to benefit the Officer John Johnson and Lieutenant Shawn Moore Scholarship Funds at the Pinecrest Golf Club in Holliston.

Each year, the scholarships will be given to graduating seniors who intend to pursue degrees in criminal justice or social sciences. Officer Johnson was killed in the line of duty in 1981, and Lieutenant Moore passed away after a battle with cancer in 2014.

Approximately 90 local businesses and individuals sponsored the tournament:


“Now with two scholarships, this tournament will make it easier to fund them and increase the size of the scholarship,” said Carl Damigella, one of the organizers of the tournament and a good friend of Officer Johnson. “This will be a lot of fun for [everyone] playing.”

 “This tournament is a way to keep the scholarships and the memories of both officers alive,” said Denise Moore, whose husband was Lieutenant Sean Moore.

Denise credited the success of the tournament to Sergeant Matt Waugh, above left, and his dad Joe Waugh.

The tournament has been well received by the community, and the support and donations for the event have been easy to come by.

“Everyone has been super generous and the community has been great,” said Jessica Aronson, above left, the daughter of Officer Johnson, with Denise Moore, widow of Shawn Moore, .

“As soon as one person knew about it, everyone seemed to jump on board,” added Carl Damigella. “We couldn’t have asked for a better venue, especially here in town.” Damigella was hesitant to set a goal for the money raised by the tournament, but he did say that, because this is the tournament’s first year, “we were shooting low, but I think it will come in above that.”

Back at the club house Anthony's on the Green hosted the luncheon and awards (photos courtesy of Theresa Lamkin).

With the success of this year’s tournament, the date for next year’s has already been set for June 10, 2017.

Sponsors of the18 holes were:


99 Restaurant
Ahronian Landscaping & Design, Inc.
Anytime Fitness(Membership)
Area Glass Co.
Atty. Bill Mayer
Bazels Pizza and Subs
Boudreaus Automotive
C & C Plumbing and Heating
Caffe Sorrento(GC)
Cape Cod Harley Davidson
Carriage House of Wayland
Central Café & Convenience
Chat Noir (GC)
Chesmore Funeral Home
Chief James Peterson (Ret.)
CIVILized Solutions
Coffee Haven
Colantonio General Contractor
Concord Police Association
Congratulations Scholarship Recipients - Marissa Leger and Kyle Keating
Coveney & Kuhne Families
D&M Auto Parts, Inc.
David Swinimer
Depot Package Store
Family of John Johnson
Family of Shawn Moore
Fiske's General Store (Games)
Fiske's General Store Inc.
For Jake
Framed Tickets of America
Framingham Police Assoc.
Gerald A. Bloom, DDS
Gold's Gym Milford(Membership)
HHS Class of 1980
Holliston Dental Associates
Holliston Firearms
Holliston Glass & Mirror Inc
Holliston Hardware
Holliston Historical Society(Barn Rental)
Holliston Jewelers(Jewelry)
Holliston Oil Service
Holliston Police Assoc.
Holliston Sewer Service Inc.
Holliston Superette
Holliston TV
Hometown Automotive
In Control Driving Day(Class)
Jensen Sheehan Insurance Agency
John and Susan Moore
K+C Industries, Inc. Franklin, MA
Kelly Brewer and Family
Lamb and Associates
Landscape Depot (GC)
Long Distance Tire
Lottery Tree
Marked Tree Neighbors
Mark's Moving and Storage
Matthew Fair Roofing and Gutters
Mayo Industries
Megan & Ron Hovsepian
Middlesex Savings Bank
Mr. Handyman Central Metrowest
My Way
Nick's Central Garage (Check Donation)
Northeastern Publishing
Nystrom Engineering Company
Outpost Farm
Quality Auto Body
R&R Landscaping
R.J. Abramo Associates
Raffle Donations
Red Sox Tickets
Red Sox Tickets 6/22 (International Planning Group)
Rubicon Real Estate LLC (Check Donation)
Spiller's Automotive
State Rep. Carolyn Dykema
Table Top Pizza
The Battersby Family
The Northbridge Companies
Themeli Builders Inc.
TJ's Food and Spirits
TNT Building Corp - Franklin, MA
Tough Love Massage
Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc.
Wine Distribution Company
WRS Automotive

Yoga Exchange

Donors to the drawings were:

99 Restaurant

Anytime Fitness(Membership)

Arcadian Farms

Fleece & Tees of America

Ashland Lumber

Cafe Sorrento(G.C)

Chat Noir (GC)

Cheryl McGrath-Keenan

Elegante Nails

Energy Saver

Fiske's General Store (Games & Gift Card)

Erica Olson with Beautycounter 

Gold's Gym Milford(Membership)

HOGS Men's Hockey Team

Holliston Hardware

Holliston Historical Society(Barn Rental)

Holliston Jewelers(Jewelry)

In Control Driving Day(Class)

Landscape Depot (2-GC)

Los Carbos Restaurant

Mary Killelea

Mexico City Restaurant

Nick's Central Garage (Check Donation)

Red Sox Tickets 6/22 (International Planning Group)

Rubicon Real Estate LLC (Check Donation)

That's my Ticket (framed tickets wall hanging)

The Battersby Family

The Boston Red Sox

The Dubin Family

The Keefe Family

The Mayo Family

The Porter Family

The Social Restaurant

The Waugh Family

The Wye Family

Tough Love Massage

Town House Pizza / Ashland

Water Compliments of Shaw's

Yoga Exchange



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Comments (2)

Congratulations! It was a great tournament. Special thanks to officer Matt Waugh and his Dad and Brandee Viens and the staff at the golf couse and all the volunteers for making it such a successful event.

- Susan Russo | 6/16/16 7:03 AM

WoW!! Congratulations to all - what a great turnout of support!! This is a tribute to John and Sean and a tribute to the HPD. Thanks to Matt and Joe for organizing - and to Carl for never forgetting.

- Mary Greendale | 6/12/16 9:04 AM



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