For Immediate Release: November 24, 2015
Eric Cardin, SCPT Executive Director, 508-389-9912
WESTBOROUGH – On Monday, November 2nd, South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) was proud to participate in the Westborough Education Foundation’s (WEF) Eighth Annual Trivia Bee. SCPT’s Executive Director Eric Cardin and two members of SCPT’s therapy team represented the physical therapy practice, which has six convenient locations throughout Central Massachusetts, including two locations in Westborough.
This annual event attracted hundreds of attendees to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston, located at 5400 Computer Drive, in Westborough. With 36 teams participating (each with three players), the ballroom buzzed with cheers from teachers, students, families, and community members who swarmed to show their support.
Master of Ceremonies Town Moderator John Arnold (a member of the Westborough High School class of 1975) lead the charge, as teams combed through an intellectual barrage of trivia ranging from literature and sports to pop culture, government, arts, science, and Westborough history. Community leaders, including Library Director Maureen Ambrosino, Police Chief Alan Gordon, and former School Superintendent Marianne O’Connor served as judges. In addition to the trivia showdown, Best Costume awards were given to the most creative team. SCPT team earned the Best Costume award in 2013 for representing Santa Claus and his merry elves.
“On behalf of the SCPT team, we were thrilled to participate in this great challenge and support the Westborough Education Foundation for the past six years,” Cardin said. “The Trivia Bee showcases the spirit of Westborough’s community and champions its drive for innovative educational programs. The students at Westborough’s public schools are the true winners.”
More than $24,000 was raised to support 2015-2016 educational grants, allowing teachers in the six Westborough public schools the opportunity to integrate added value programs in literature, language, arts, technology, social studies, science, and math into their curriculum. Each participating team donated $450 to register, and admission was $5 per person, which included pizza, dessert, and a beverage. In addition to a silent auction, 45+ raffle prizes, music, and kids’ activities presented by Mr. Travis and Athletic Revolution, the event also featured robot demonstrations engineered by the award-winning Westborough High School Robotics Team, Redshift 4048.
The Trivia Bee is WEF’s largest fundraiser to support Westborough’s educational programs.
For 30 years, South County Physical Therapy, Inc. has been dedicated to providing its patients with quality, personalized rehabilitative care in an environment that is safe, comfortable and compassionate. As a privately owned company, the organization has given back to numerous charitable organizations in the communities it serves, and seeks to make a difference in promoting wellness and health awareness. The company offers six locations in Central Massachusetts that include: Auburn, Charlton, Millbury, Westborough (East Main Street and Oak Street) and Worcester. For more information, visit www.southcountypt.com.
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