Staples Ski Team Has A Special Fan

For everyone associated with Staples High School — students, staff and parents — yesterday was tough. An overheard threat led to a lockdown, early dismissal, and plenty of fear.

But life goes on. Today, the boys ski team has its state meet.

Last night, they got together at Angelina’s for pre-race pasta. One of the main topics of conversation was the day’s events.

When it came time to pay, they found the bill had already been settled.

In its place was this note:

The team is grateful to its anonymous, Staples alumnus fan.

They’ll do their best today to make us proud.

Just as — every day — the school’s students, staff and administrators try to do.

(Hat tip: Susan Steele)

11 responses to “Staples Ski Team Has A Special Fan

  1. Frannie Southworth

    Ok Dan, this started my day with tears in my eyes. What a beautiful gesture and I love that it was anonymous.
    Yes, May the kids, teachers, parents, and our police be safe, happy, healthy and live life at school with ease!!!!
    Keeping them all in my heart today!!!!

  2. Rebecca Ellsley

    Best of luck today to the ski team at states! Remember it’s to have fun but KA out there. From a fellow state champ member. Thanks to the a staples alum for paying it forward…it’s a brighter future.

  3. Brought a tear to my eye- Beautiful. there is an editorial on WestportNow about community- this IS community.

  4. Lori Winthrop Dockser

    Love it !

  5. ❤️

  6. lovely!

  7. Mary Cookman Schmerker Staples '58

    I have often heard the following quote but I do knot know who to credit it to. However it is appropriate to use here: “The character of a person is shown by what they do when no one is looking.” Well done donor. Thanks for boosting the morale of the ski Team.

  8. Nicky Wisher

    My son was one of the staples ski team boys at Angelinas that night. I hope the anonymous donor reads this as I would like to tell her that she really made a difference to how those boys were feeling at the end of the day. I heard …”an amazing thing happened tonight”, ” it really made my day” from my son. So thank you very very much for your wonderful gesture and for lifting the spirits of those boys.

  9. Jaimie Dockray

    This story made me smile from deep down. So proud to be a part of this wonderful community. Thank you to whomever did this. ❤️❤️