Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

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Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

David Christmas

Blue & Gold Award

  Lets get this out there right away, the best batting average in AB Baseball history is Dave's scalding 528 percent for the 1972 DCL Colonial Champions. That is but a miniscule anecdote to the amazing achievements of this Acton Boxborough community icon. Dave's community service and his passionate unselfishness for those in need, may be unparalleled in our community. Although Dave will be remembered as a fine athlete in his own right, it is his advocation for volunteerism that sets him far ahead of the pack. In the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz, Frank Morgan's character gave the Scarecrow an award for "do-gooders". David, you have done good. He has completed 17 Boston Marathons, with his donations benefitting the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, he has run in honor of his fellow Actonians, Jimmy Landry, Skip Louck and Ray Gallant. Dave has participated in the Pan Mass Challenge, a 192- mile bike ride to again benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. For all of those 16 years he broke the 'heavy hitter' fund raising goals. Eight years ago, Dave approached the PMC with a team strategy that might generate some new interest among locals. There is now a team of over 65 riders and Team "Lick Cancer" has reached a milestone of over one million dollars in donations. Dave is a proud member of 'Team 20" located at the Dana Farber in Boston. This team is a group of people that have donated at least 20 platelet donations per year. In 1997, Dave started Christmas Motors on the Acton-Maynard line that he runs with his brothers Bob and Peter, a business stalwart in the community. Dave lives in Acton and is married to swimming great Maureen (Hopke, AB '75) and they have three sons - Andrew, Thomas, and Patrick.

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