High school teams join forces for Milford Recreation donation

Matthew Piechota of Notre Dame-West Haven and Emma Kirck of Sacred Heart Academy recently presented a $11,397.50 check to Milford Recreation. Pictured are, left to right, are Jason Shea, NDWH Varsity Basketball Coach, Robert Curis, NDWH President, Piechota, Kirck, Rich Minnix of Milford Recreation, Mike Dooling of Milford Recreation, and Jason Kirck, SHA Varsity Basketball Coach.

Matthew Piechota of Notre Dame-West Haven and Emma Kirck of Sacred Heart Academy recently presented a $11,397.50 check to Milford Recreation. Pictured are, left to right, are Jason Shea, NDWH Varsity Basketball Coach, Robert Curis, NDWH President, Piechota, Kirck, Rich Minnix of Milford Recreation, Mike Dooling of Milford Recreation, and Jason Kirck, SHA Varsity Basketball Coach.

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MILFORD — Notre Dame-West Haven and Sacred Heart Academy teamed up to raise money for ICan Bike, which is part of the ICanShine organization that provides quality learning opportunities in recreational activities for individuals with disabilities.

Matthew Piechota and Emma Kirck, both juniors, led the fundraising efforts at their respective schools. Piechota and Kirck are varsity basketball players at Notre Dame-West Haven and Sacred Heart Academy, respectively.

The pair recently presented a check for $11,397.50 to Milford Recreation. The ICan Bike program will be held in Milford from June 20 to 24 through the Milford Recreation Department.

Members of both basketball teams sold more than 700 T-shirts. A basketball charity night was planned where all proceeds from T-shirt sales, bake sale, 50/50 raffle and game admissions were donated to ICan Bike.

Notre Dame held its event on Feb. 4 in a game against Daniel Hand, and Sacred Heart held its charity night Feb. 14 in a match up against West Haven.