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Local bank makes Rams' opener a success

September 18, 2012

Rice Memorial Field in Coventry was the site of a screening of Remember the Titans over the weekend as part of a fundraiser for the Coventry Rams football and cheerleading teams. Jessica Boisclair. Kent County Daily Times.

COVENTRY — When the Coventry Ram’s Youth Football and Cheerleading team’s concession stand was burglarized on Sept. 8, the community joined together to help replace the stolen items.

Kenneth Cloutier, President of the league, said approximately $1,500 worth of food and drinks were taken from the stand just one day before opening day.

The league, which is run by volunteers, had to re-purchase all the items before their first game on Sunday, Sept. 9.

After hearing about the theft however, one bank took a stand and made a sizeable contribution towards the Rams.

Sandra Horton, Manager of the Randolph Savings Bank in Coventry and Cranston, explained that $1,500 was donated towards the league to help restock the concession stand.

“We have about 15 employees here at our Coventry location and we were dismayed over this senseless crime,” she said. “Our senior management in Stoughton, Mass. responded quickly to my request because they know how important these sports programs are to youths in the community of Coventry.”

Cloutier picked up the check from the bank on Monday, Sept. 10.

“I was shocked that they would donate that much,” he explained. “But it really helped us out. That donation alone almost put us back to where we were before the break in.”

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