Abington: High School To Host Black Out Cancer Week

The Abington Girls Basketball team practices Thursday afternoon for their upcoming game against East Bridgewater (Photo Credit: Brendan Connelly)

The Abington Girls Basketball team practices Thursday afternoon for their upcoming game against East Bridgewater (Photo Credit: Brendan Connelly)

 

ABINGTON – In an effort to raise money for local families impacted by the disease, the Abington High School Athlete Advisory Council will be hosting “Black Out Cancer Week” over the next few days, during which fans will have multiple opportunities to help the cause.

 

Brendan Connelly files this audio report.

 

About Brendan Connelly

Brendan Connelly, a lifetime native of Scituate, comes to WATD via the University of Massachusetts, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. During his time in Amherst, Brendan worked extensively with the University’s Radio Station WMUA 91.1 FM, in their sports department as a Broadcaster and Reporter. He also wrote for the Northampton-based periodical, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, in their Sports Department. Following his graduation in May 2014, Brendan applied at WATD, and was then hired a few weeks later as a Sales Executive. Shortly thereafter, he would gradually work his way into the Sports Department, becoming a weekly host on the Sports Exchange with Bill Wilhelm. One year later, Brendan officially took over the Morning Sports with Rob & Lisa, giving updates on Local High School Sports News Tuesdays through Fridays. Brendan still consistently sells advertising space as well for WATD, and helps Bill Wilhelm’s team at sporting events as a commentator. During his career with WATD, Brendan has had the opportunity to interview the likes of Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas, Zdeno Chara, and many more. Outside the station, Brendan also works as a Sports Writer for the Boston Herald, who hired his services one month following WATD. Brendan has also interned as a broadcaster for the Brockton Rox, which he completed during the summer of 2012.