Car Wash Earns Record $2,400

Despite poor weather, today’s annual Staples boys soccer car wash raised $2,400.

That’s a record!  It beats last year’s amount by $20 — and the 2009 total by $300.

Funds pay for a variety of program needs.  The money ensures that all varsity, JV and freshman players attend the season-ending banquet for free.  It helps pay off the boys soccer program’s pledge to help fund the Wakeman B turf field.  It goes toward scholarships, and many other good causes.

Nearly every player on all 3 teams worked a 2-hour shift today.  Special thanks go to Daniel Boyce, who contributed all the cleaning materials; State Cleaners, for washing all the towels; the Saugatuck Congregational Church, for use of their parking lot; car wash chair Wes Malowitz P’12, and the many parents who helped supervise.

In addition, senior defender Taylor McNair continued his “Kick for Nick” drive today.  He collected 128 used soccer balls, which will be donated to Iraqi and Afghan children by US soldiers.  The drive is in memory of former Wilton High School player Nick Madaras, who originated the idea before being killed while serving in Iraq.

Workin' at the car wash.

Some of the "Kick for Nick" balls

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