May 12 event at Pilgrim Senior Center benefits scholarships for Tobin children


The Daniel Bennett Tobin Children’s Scholarship Fundraiser will be held at the Pilgrim Senior Center May 12 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. The event will raise funds for the children of recently deceased Daniel Tobin and will feature a performance by Warwick comedy group “That’s Entertainment,” and a pasta dinner prepared by L’Attitude Modern Eatery of Pawtuxet Village.

Daniel Tobin died in his sleep on the night of Jan. 27. Daniel’s passing occurred just two weeks after his daughter Lilly was born. He is survived by his wife, Annmarie, and three children Jack (3), Ben (1) and Lilly (now 15 weeks). He was 29.

Daniel was the son of Warwick native and Pilgrim High School graduate Susan Bennett. After spending her childhood in Warwick, she married Rob Tobin and moved her family to Connecticut where Daniel was born in September of 1982. They later relocated to Plymouth, Mass., where he grew up and eventually raised his own children.

Ticket prices are $25 per person, $40 per couple and $10 for children under the age of 10. In addition to the dinner and performance, the event will also feature a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and table raffle. Beer and wine will be sold.

Marie Ahlert, coordinator of the event, said she expected more than 250 people to show up to the fundraiser.

More than 60 items to be raffled off have been donated from friends and family, including vacations to Maine, South Carolina and Florida. In addition, gift cards have been contributed to the event to be given away. Sports memorabilia: autographed Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury photographs as well as a signed Tom Brady football, along with many other items.

For tickets, contact Marie Ahlert at 401-359-9669. Tickets will also be sold at the door; however, if unable to attend, donations can be made to the Daniel B. Tobin Children’s Scholarship Fund, Rockland Trust Co., 1 Pilgrim Road, Plymouth, MA 02360.

In response to the generosity of the community, Ahlert said, “It has been overwhelming the kindness of people.”


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