Welcome to WASA : Westborough Athletic and Social Association
At WASA : Westborough Athletic and Social Association we’re raising funds and promoting initiatives to serve the people who need it most. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about the most pressing issues of today’s society. Please join us by supporting our effective programs and policies that are bound to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.
Since 1935 WASA has been dedicated to supporting Westborough youth in their academic and athletic endeavors. In the last 10 years WASA has donated over $100,000 to support our local youth including providing $30,000 in college scholarships to promising, young Westborough High School students.
WASA would like to thank the Westborough community and many others that participate and contribute to our fundraising efforts.
We couldn't do it without you!
WASA 2021 Calendar raffle - November 2021
We have changed up the Calendar Raffle this year, things were too, ... well, whatever the word, we decided to go forward with November. Raffle entries can be picked up from any WASA member, if you don't know anyone in the club send a note and we will link you up.
You can check out the status of the raffle here:
1st Annual WASA -Ice Out
100% of proceeds go to benefit Westborough Students
On January 17, 2021 a large ice sculpture was placed in front of the Hastings School (same place as the Civics club Christmas tree lot). For $5 you could guess the day and time the sculpture completely melted below the predetermined line. The deadline to enter was March 1, 2021.
WASA is pleased to announce that we had a TIE for the winning guesses of the 2021 Inaugural ICE OUT Challenge. Leah Areano and Matt Merrow both guessed
Congratulations to our Winners! and thank you for everyone who participated. This has been a challenging year for fundraising, and we are dependent on you to help us make a difference.
March 11 at 4:20
Our Volunteer Programs
At Westborough Athletic and Social Association, our top priority and goal is the improvement of the community in which we reside. Years of experience have taught us that all it takes is one small change to make a big impact. Learn more about the causes we’re passionate about, such as our Mentoring and get in touch with us to see how you can get involved.
Congratulations to Julia and Soham, WASA's 2021 Founder's Scholarship Recipients
and to Nardine our 2021 Returning Sophomore Scholarship Recipient!
WASA is proud to provide three scholarships to Westborough students each year.
Founder's Scholarships for Graduating WHS Seniors: We award two Founder's scholarships of $1,500 each to deserving graduating seniors. Deadline is April 30.
Returning College Sophomore Scholarship: The returning sophomore scholarship is awarded to a deserving student that has successfully completed his/her freshman year of college and will be starting their sophomore year in the fall. Deadline is July 31.
How to Apply: Applications are available online or through any WASA member. Applications for the Founder's Scholarship are also available through the WHS guidance office and Returning College Sophomore Scholarship applications are available at the Westborough Recreation department.
WASA helps people and organizations by filling in gaps where we can. None are more important than the Westborough Food Pantry who help people survive hard times by providing a well-rounded array of foods for their weekly selection and offer, as well, some basic non-food items such as paper products and personal care products on a rotation basis. It is inspirational for WASA to serve as an annual conduit for the Westborough community and receive thousands of pounds of food to support those in our community that are less fortunate. WASA works with local grocery stores Roche Brothers, Stop and Shop Speedway and Stop and Shop Lyman Street to ask patrons if they could pick up needed supplies. Harvey's provides transportation and allows us to gather cash donations from their facility.
The end of summer provides the best weather to be outside in Westborough. Warm days, cool nights and no spring rains. Come out and play golf with WASA to help support the people and organizations in Westborough. Each year we fill up the course, have several contests and have a banquet at the end where we get together and each tell tales of perfect golf shots! Reach out early as this event fills up quickly. If you're not able to attend and would like to sponsor, please let us know as there are various ways to sponsor the event!
Sandra Pond Trout Stocking
Date: Like we would really tell you :-)
WASA is proud to support fishing in Westborough through our administration of the Westborough Fish Stocking Fund. Originally performed by the town government, fish stocking became a victim of budget cuts in the early 2000's. As someone's grandmother once said, "I never saw a kid get into trouble with a fishing pole in their hand", so in response, WASA set up the infrastructure to receive funds and makes them available for stocking trout in the Sandra Pond Reservoir. This fund has been active since 2002 and results in the stocking of several hundred trout each year.
Most people agree that a Win-Win is the best scenario. We do one better with our calendar raffle because it is a Win-Win-and (possibly) Win-again! Every June we run our Calendar Raffle Fund Raiser. In the weeks leading up to June 1st WASA members sell entries for the fundraiser. Each entry is added to the "hat" and we select a winner for each day of the month. Best of all - the entry is returned to the hat and is eligible to Win-Win-and-Win-Again!
We do have internal bragging rights on who sells the most entries - so please join in, help us to help others and get a WASA member(s) closer to those bragging rights.
WASA Turkey Shoot
The WASA Turkey Shoot is held annually on the Saturday evening before Thanksgiving. Have you ever spun a wheel and won a turkey? Then you haven't lived! On average 50 turkeys are won throughout the evening, plus there are tons of raffle prizes and fantastic entertainment. Dance the night away with friends and do it all for a great cause - the kids of Westborough!
Friday Meat Raffles
Every Friday 6-9pm
Someone brilliant once said, "Meat is heavenly, right? And, I mean, who doesn't like a good raffle? Hey… how about a MEAT RAFFLE!" No one knows exactly when it started, but Westborough has eaten it up for over 50 years. Two Friday's a month WASA members offer up $1 tickets for the chance to win one VERY big hunk of meat. The winner is drawn at random on Friday night LIVE at the Central House, so come join in the fun!
Meat Raffle tickets are available every Friday night at Westborough's favorite establishments including The Central House, Cheng Du, JP's, Cold Harbor Brewery, Westborough House of Pizza and the Westborough VFW Post.
Individual/Team Support: Little League, Girls Field Hockey, American Youth Football, Donated Westborough High School Athletic Field Score Boards
Local Charitable Support: Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors, Westborough Council on Aging (Senior Center) Van
Town Organization Support: Westborough Fine Arts, 4th of July Block Party, Westborough's 300th Anniversary Silver Sponsor
Thomas "Sully" Sullivan