Curtis Student Project – Ando Saves

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My name is Jesse Rich.  On May 8, 2021 I will be celebrating my Bar Mitzvah, a ceremony through which I will become a Jewish young adult.  As part of my Bar Mitzvah, I am excited to be raising funds for the Ando family.  Yoshitaka Ando was the athletic trainer at Lincoln-Sudbury High School for 33 years before passing away from esophageal cancer late last year. Ando was dedicated to his community and working with kids. He helped heal thousands of student-athletes including me, my youth sport teammates and my older brothers.  Ando left behind four children, all of whom would like to go to college. For my project, I want to give back to Ando and his family in the same way he gave to my community.

With Ando Saves, I am gathering pledges for each save I make from September 15 – December 15.  I currently play for two hockey teams: the 2008 Northstar Hockey Club and 2008 South Shore Kings Elite.  I’m reaching out to see if you might consider making a pledge or donation towards my effort.   I plan to work very hard these next three months to make a lot of saves because I know I’m not only trying to help my team win our games but I’m also giving back to the Ando Family.

I chose this project because I enjoy playing hockey and have been a goalie since I was 7 years old. I love being a goalie because I like the thrill of the game and making great saves for my teammates. 

I believe everyone should be given the opportunity to have a higher education.  I am fortunate to be able to have opportunities to play sports and have the funds to go to college some day if I work hard.  My goal is to raise enough money so all of the Ando kids are able to have these same opportunities.  If you are interested in donating here is how:

Who: Ando Saves

What: Pledge or Donate

Where: Please visit https://pledgeit.org/ando-saves

When: Anytime between September 15 – December 15

Thank you in advance, I really appreciate your support!

Jesse