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Staples Fundraiser Skates to Success

The Staples High School chapter of Best Buddies collected $1,707 during its first-ever Ice Skating Day fundraiser Saturday. "The event was extremely successful," said club executive director Sami Schwaeber, crediting support from the Westport community. "I am very proud of our club. We will definitely do the fundraiser again next year!"

Proceeds from the event, held at the PAL ice rink at Longshore Club Park, go to support the Staples chapter of Best Buddies, an international nonprofit that creates one-to-one friendships and employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

A portion of the money will also go toward the annual Buddy Ball, a prom-like event that will be held at Staples in April.

Did you attend the fundraiser? What was your favorite part?

Photo identification: Top row (from left) are Madison Horne, Hillary Greenwald, Joe Aftab, Carlie Schwaeber, Gregg Bonti, Sami Schwaeber, Danielle Kosinski. Bottom row (from left) are Matt George, and Wyatt Davis

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