Leap raises $15,000 for Literacy Center: Event winners named
This year’s annual Leprechaun Leap to raise money for the Milford Literacy Center consisted of 109 registered participants, who braved the cold water to help raise more than $15,000.
Center Director Tami Jackson said there were $10,500 in pledges, plus $4,200 from sponsors and $400 from schools, where students paid $1 to wear green on Friday. And funds are still coming in.
The water was 36.2 degrees on Sunday, when the Leap took place at Walnut Beach.
“This is our 10th Leap anniversary,” Jackson said, “And we’re celebrating 20 years with the Literacy Center. It's a great year for us.”
The following are the winners from the day’s event:
Best Costume, Rich Gorman
Most Enthusiastic, Pediacare of Shelton
Group Theme, Subway
Best Looking Leprechaun, Jeanette Call
Leaper King, Marcus Sopher
Leaper Queen, Betty Gerner
Largest Group of Leapers, JLHS Key Club
Highest Group Pledges, Subway with $1,774
Bravest Jr. Leaper, Andrew Tranquilli
Favorite Literacy Leaper, Rock On Girls
First in Water, Jocelyn Grzywacz
First out of Water, Billy Grzywecz
Best Tailgate Party, Welcome to the Beach Box truck
Longest Leaper, The Bulls
Most Supportive Leaper, Kiwanis
Civic Leapers, Sam Bergami and Milford Rotary
Honorable Leaper, Abby the Labby