Who nominated event entertainer Rob Peters to be locked up at on Wednesday, the only way out financial support from friends and colleagues directed toward the Muscular Dystrophy Association?
"It's a secret, but I have some suspicions," said Peters, who operates his business out of an office building on Washington Street in Braintree. "If you have fun raising money, people are going to laugh with you rather than at you."
Peters was among dozens of people from Braintree, Randolph and Holbrook who either turned themselves in at a set of bars at Dave & Buster's or were picked up and transported there on Wednesday by local, county and state police. Afterward, they gathered in a section between the bar and arcade games to enjoy food and drink while their supporters pledged funds for bail.
Larry Mawn, a Braintree firefighter, was among the most prolific fundraisers for the event. He organizes the fill-the-boot activities for the department that also raise money for the MDA.
"It's all for a good cause," Mawn said.
Businesses and other groups with teams included the Braintree DPW, the Randolph Recreation Department, , , , the Town of Braintree, Express Employment Professionals, and many more.
In total, 51 locals were locked up for the event, generating $46,000 in donations, according to MDA spokeswoman Melanie Britto.