ANDY THOMPSON IS THE MEDFIELD FOUNDATION LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT FOR 2014
The Medfield Foundation proudly recognizes Andy Thompson with its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards for his almost five decades of work to benefit Medfield.
Most of Andy’s volunteering has been around sports, and primarily youth sports, which came naturally to him where he was a college All American lacrosse player at Penn.
Andy has been a town resident for forty-nine years:
- for forty-eight of those years he was a member of the Medfield Physical Fitness Association, which exercised together and raised money for scholarships.
- for forty-seven of those years he ran the Medfield High School football scoreboard at all home games.
Andy’s primary volunteering has been sports-related; helping the town youth through coaching and inspiring them to be team players and to learn to love sports. Not only was he actively involved in youth sports when his children were playing, until recently, he was always on the sideline of any grandchild’s game. Andy has six children, and he volunteered for their teams as they grew up. His daughter Barbara noted “when my dad started being involved in youth sports, there was no soccer or lacrosse in town.”
- Little League Coach for 11 years; President of Little League for 3 years
- Soccer Coach for 5 years
- Lacrosse Coach for 5 years
- Ice Hockey Coach for 9 years
Andy was also an Assistant Scout Master of Troop 20, Boy Scouts of America, for five years, and he served two terms on Park and Recreation Committee. He volunteered until recently at The Center at Medfield, was an Executive Board member and many year member of the American Legion, and helped run Medfield Park & Recreation Commission’s children’s activities on Medfield Day. Andy was a political volunteer in his wife, Ann’s campaigns, and more recently her driver as she served in town government.