Fundraisers Tonight and This Weekend to Support ‘Archer Strong’

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Join friends, family and neighbors tonight, November 11 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Mt. Washington Tavern in support of Archer Senft, the McDonogh junior who suffered a severe spinal cord injury in August at Cape May, New Jersey.  An additional fundraiser is planned for Saturday night, November 14 on the waterfront in Canton.

Archer Senft in front of the Food Market, a month before his accident in Cape May.
Archer Senft in front of the Food Market in Hampden, a month before his accident.

Archer suffered a 5C vertebrae injury when he hit a sandbar when diving into the ocean to cool-off after work at the The Beach Club of Cape May. The 17-year-old has been recovering at the Atlantic Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City and the Shepherd Center in Atlanta ever since. He is the fourth of five children in a beloved and active Roland Park family, whose children attended Gilman, Bryn Mawr, Friends, McDonogh and the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. He returns to Baltimore this month.

Archer with his brother Pete and friend Megan Pruitt.
Archer with his brother Pete and friend Megan Pruitt.

Supporters are asked to make a dinner reservation at the tavern tonight (410-367-6903) and mention “Archer Strong,” the name given to the movement to support Archer and his recovery.  Sales from the reservation will go toward the fundraiser. A large scale raffle and a silent auction for Archer will also take place tonight at the Mt. Washington Tavern.

On Saturday, November 14  from 7 p.m. to midnight friends and family will hold ‘The Archer Strong Waterfront Gala‘ to benefit Archer and the entire Senft Family.  Live music will be provided by The Pips, with silent auction and raffle prizes. Dinner, dancing, hors d’oeuvre, buffet and refreshments are included in the $115 ticket price.

The BoatHouse in Canton.
The BoatHouse

The gala will be held in Canton at The BoatHouse and will feature the restaurant’s most popular seafood and pub offerings. Complimentary beer and wine will be served from 7-10 pm, with signature cocktails and crushes available for purchase. Organizers are hoping for a sell-out crowd, and from the support Archer and his family are receiving on Facebook, it looks like they are likely to get it!

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