March 19, 2019

Williston resident recognized as Patriots ‘Community MVP’

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Steve Shover of Williston, center, is recognized by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, and former player Andre Tippet for his work with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Burlington.

Steve Shover of Williston was selected in June as one of the New England Patriots Foundation’s Myra Kraft Community MVPs, bringing home a $10,000 grant to support his work with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Burlington.

Shover has supported the Ronald McDonald House for about 30 years, since he started a McBingo Night fundraiser to help children and families who are battling life-threatening illnesses. He has been on the nonprofit’s board of directors for about 25 years and has been instrumental in supporting its fundraising initiatives, including helping to launch the charity’s biggest fundraiser, the Jingle Bell Express.

“We appreciate all of our volunteers each and every day, and we are excited to celebrate Steve Shover,” the nonprofit said in a press release. “His commitment to our nonprofit over the last few decades is remarkable, and we cannot thank him enough.”

The Myra Kraft Community MVP awards were given to 25 volunteers from throughout New England to support the charity of their choice.

“I am overwhelmed and humbled with this recognition from the Myra Kraft Community MVP Award,” Shover said. “To even be nominated by the staff was an honor. I am a firm believer in paying it forward and I intend to continue doing so for as long as I am able.”

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