Early fog could not obscure the smiles on the faces of hundreds of children — and adults — this morning at PJ Romano Field.
And it sure could not hide the joy of organizers. The “Day of Champions” returned after a 2-year COVID hiatus. And everyone was a winner.
The event is a fundraiser for Experience Camps — the national network of summer camps and year-round programming for children grieving the death of a parent or sibling.
Founded by Sara Deren and headquartered in Westport, it’s a national non-profit. But today’s “Day of Champions” — bringing together a couple of dozen teams, competing in a “color war” with games, contests, dancing and more — had a distinctly local flavor, with hundreds of participants and volunteers.
Each team committed to raising $1,000. But the total for the day — $150,000 — blew that goal out of the water.
Grief knows no socioeconomic bounds. Every child attends Experience Camps for free. Events like today’s make that possible.
We couldn’t be prouder of this day or more thankful for all of our special teams and volunteers!
Love the En Fuego team fire hats!
This is beautiful!!!!!