Kevin Van Lenten Scholarship Fund


The TAA community was saddened by the news that a former TAA athlete, Kevin Van Lenten, 24, of Topsfield passed away suddenly in November of 2014.  The name Kevin Van Lenten, lovingly known as KVL is synonymous with sports. His passion for playing sports began as early as TAA U-8 Soccer and T-Ball and continued on with youth basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and football. Kevin graduated from Masconomet Regional High School in 2008 where he was honored to captain the boys' soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams. He continued his studies at Bridgton Academy and St. Anslem’s College, where he played Varsity soccer.

The Scholarship Fund was started to establish a legacy in memory of Kevin Van Lenten to assist graduating Tri-Town student athletes with tuition and related college expenses and donate to other worthy causes that Kevin would have wanted to impact.

Funded activities are:

2019 - 7  Scholarships were awarded to graduating Masco seniors
Carolyn Favazza, Sara Fogarty, Samantha Jackson, Charles Karafotias, Harry Kessel, Fadi Serhan, and Jay Theriault


For 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 – Over 40 Scholarships to graduating Masco seniors

Donation to Hodges Family Fund to help pay for medical bills for Laurie Hodges, wife of Ben Hodge's, a teacher of Masco and Kevin's former varsity basketball coach

Donation to the Ben Farrar Fund 


The Kevin Van Lenten Scholarship is for a Masconomet student athlete from soccer, basketball and/or lacrosse who possesses the criteria of a leader with passion and spirit for their sport and teammates with the following qualities:

*Leadership...promotes camaraderie

*Team Player

*Works with coaches to enhance team skills & cohesiveness

*Mentor to younger players

*Competitive edge

*Plays to win

*Respects family, coaches, teammates, officials

*Outstanding character

*Is a game changer


Check Donations

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation by credit card, please click on the blue donate button or if you want to send a check, please make the check payable to: Topsfield Athletic Association, with KVL Scholarship Fund written in the memo section. 

You can mail or drop off the check to: TAA, 156 River Road, Topsfield, MA  01983. We thank you for your generosity.

ANNUAL KVL Fundraising events:



May 2020 - Event has been postponed

Masconomet High School Field House - Boxford, MA


4 Levels:

-Novice/High School



-Senior (over 40)

$100 per team (3-4 players), (includes tshirt and snacks)


You can register that day or ahead of time online. If registering a High School team online, a parent has to enter the team. If registering that day and paying by check please make checks payable to: TAA and KVL 3X3 in memo section.

 For more information - contact Vic Dinerello at 617-817-8531


To be determined

Mt.Hood Golf Course - Melrose, MA

For more information - contact Don VanLenten at 508-277-4394

1PM Shot Gun Start - Noon Check-In

$160 per golfer

Includes round of golf and dinner after.  Contest hole entries, longest drive, closest to the pin, 50/50

* prizes and raffle opportunities

Options - $160 per golfer

$640 per foursome

$250 tee sponsor

$1,000 tournament sponsor