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Masco holds 4th annual Brandon Lafata Memorial game

Played in memory of the former Chieftains’ great who died due to complications from juvenile diabetes.

On Saturday February 5th, vs Gloucester, Masco held its fourth annual Brandon Lafata memorial game, memorializing the passing of former Masco hockey player Brandon Lafata.

For those that may not have known Brandon, he suffered from Juvenile Diabetes but NEVER let that deter him from becoming an exceptional athlete.

“Having an older son, I was fortunate enough to have been around Brandon and coached him, he truly was a great kid.” said Masco Hockey Boosters President Scott Young.

On February 4th, 2018 Brandon passed away from complications from his Diabetes and we have used this game vs Gloucester as an opportunity to celebrate Brandon and raise money for Juvenile Diabetes.  Brandon’s parents join in to support the event and help raise money for the event.

Thank you to everyone that came out in support of our annual fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes in honor of Brandon Lafata. It was pretty amazing seeing everyone come together to make this event special.

We were very happy to see so many Masco families, of all ages, come out for the game.  We had additional support come from our friends and Boosters in Gloucester as well. So many people were engaged and excited, putting in raffle tickets and bidding on our silent auction items.

In total, we were able to raise $3068 from our fundraising, with the Masco Boosters putting up $425 and the Jackson family putting in another $100 for a grand total of $3593!

We are excited to be making this donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Brandon’s honor.

Thanks again to everyone and hope to make this event even better next year!

With the Lafata family looking on, Garrett Lafata drops the ceremonial first puck between captains Josh Brann of Masconomet (left) and Gloucester’s Jack Costanzo during the fourth annual Brandon Lafata ‘BLaf 9’ Memorial Game Saturday night at the Essex Sports Center.

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