The success of all athletic programs is built upon the foundation and passions of those unselfish individuals who wear their heart on the sleeve and demand the maximum effort of those committed to the cause. We honor Lou Abare with the Blue and Gold Award for his relentless and undying love of Acton-Boxboro athletics.
Lou, in his own right, was an outstanding athlete and competitor, but his true contributions are evident in his legacy as a founder/coach of the Acton-Boxboro Pop Warner Football Program and his years of service in the community with basketball and baseball programs. His dedication to Acton-Boxboro athletics includes a nine-year stint as freshmen football coach as a volunteer. You knew football season was near when you'd find Lou out running the streets of Acton. It is no coincidence that the success of the AB football program has integrally had Lou Abare as a vital cog in the development success.
If you were to ask any of his former players, at any level, what they thought of Coach Abare, you would hear only genuine appreciation and praise for the way in which Lou approached coaching. Always loud and stern, funny and fair, Coach Abare brought an unmatched youthful passion and love for the game, yet an even greater love and care for his players. Lou Abare was able to be one of the guys, while inspiring and instilling the importance of teamwork and toughness.
Lou's proudest memories of his storied AB career are coaching his sons, Michael, Bobby and Larry.