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Darien Winter Club Charity Skate Raises $8,000 For Person-To-Person

Larry Smith, Maureen Fergus Sheehan and John Shaker.
Larry Smith, Maureen Fergus Sheehan and John Shaker. Photo Credit: Provided
The Darien Winter Club Charity Skate players.
The Darien Winter Club Charity Skate players. Photo Credit: Provided

DARIEN Conn. – Members of the Darien Winter Club laced up their skates and picked up their hockey sticks recently to face off in the 10th Annual ‘Darien Winter Club Charity Skate’ at the Terry Conners Ice Rink in Stamford.

The ‘Charity Skate’ is a Darien Winter Club tradition gives members the chance to have a great time playing ice hockey while raising money for a worthy cause, according to a press release. Since 2006, Person-to-Person has been the designated charity for this fundraising event. With this year’s event, the 10-year fundraising total is more than $62,000, according to a press release.

The annual event is organized by John Shaker who, with his wife, is a long-time supporter of Person-to-Person. The Terry Connors Ice Rink donates the ice time, so 100 percent of the donations from the players – and others – benefit Person-to-Person, according to a press release.

Person-to-Person  was established in 1968 to provide low-income individuals and families living in lower Fairfield County with basic emergency services. A community-supported agency, Person-to-Person is committed to helping clients achieve self-sufficiency through practical help, advocacy, education and problem solving initiatives. Programs include Emergency Assistance, Campership and Scholarship. With offices in Darien and Norwalk, the Person-to-Person service area includes Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton.

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