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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Telethon scores big for Holliston Pop Warner team

HOLLISTON

A telethon held on the local cable channel Tuesday night raised more than $40,000 in pledges and donations to send a Pop Warner football team and cheerleading squad from Holliston to the national championships in Orlando next week.

Selectman Andrew Porter, who is leading the effort to raise about $70,000 for the two teams, said the telethon brings the fundraising total up to about $50,000. Parents will hold a pasta dinner at the VFW tomorrow to try to raise the rest of the funds.

The football team won the New England regional championship in Providence last Friday, and the cheerleading squad placed second in their regional competition on Saturday. This is the first time Holliston has sent a team in either sport to the national championship.

-- Calvin Hennick

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