To the Editor:
The Milford Spinathon was held on Saturday, May 16 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and was a resounding success. Although the turnout was not what we had hoped for, the overall goal of the event, which was to raise awareness and promote community, went beyond our expectations.
Our student volunteers from the Foran/Law Key clubs, Foran Wrestling Team, Natural Helpers and others were exceptional. They are an extraordinary group of kids who did whatever was asked of them without question, which was clearly observed by the local VFW members who graciously attended.
I want to take this opportunity to extend my sincerest gratitude to these students. Their energy and altruistic nature is a testament to their parents and schools they represent, and Mr. Anthony Vitelli who worked closely with us to ensure the gym was prepared for the day.
Without the generous donations and participation of area businesses, this event would not be possible and I want to acknowledge all of them and encourage our residents to patronize their wonderful establishments:
Rainbow Gardens, Arciuolo’s Shoes, Milford Photo, Canvas Patch, Villa Gourmet, Bistro Basque, Island Time, Seven Seas, MoJoe’s Gym, why not?, Sun Spray Tans, Fleurescent, Cloud 9 Spa, Stonebridge, Eli’s Tavern, SBC, Bar 3 Thirty-Three, Liquid Lunch, Sweet Cupcasions, Café Atlantique, Frosty Twist, Sundae House, Anytime Fitness, Woodruff YMCA, The Edge, Adams, Walmart, Stop n Shop and WPLR.
Our deepest appreciation and thanks to Paul Piscitelli and David Esposito from the Milford Recreation Department and Milford Indians Wrestling Club. They embraced the idea of having this indoor cycling event and provided their full support to make it happen. Without their sponsorship this event could not have been possible.
Although the event has concluded, we are continuing to accept donations. If you would like to contribute to this very noble charity, follow this link to our website.
http://fundraise.woundedwarriorproject.org/rtt/Fundraising/individual/Spinathon2015
Edward Vanchot