DARIEN, Conn. – In partnership with Aging in Place+Gallivant, the 2013 Darien High School football team has extended an invitation to have senior citizens attend its five home games for free.
Team captains Tommy Gasparino, Alex Gunn, Jay Harrison, Nick Lombardo, Myles Ridder and Silas Wyper, working with their parents and Maureen Tyrrell, Aging in Place+Gallivant board member, have put a plan in place to make it convenient for seniors to get to the games.
Admission to home games will be free to Darien seniors age 60+, and handicapped accessible spaces will be available. Aging in Place+Gallivant will arrange transportation with its sedan and van service for those who need it. To arrange a ride, can call 203-585-4094.
“So many of our Darien senior citizens have been involved with our football team for decades," Tyrrell said in a prepared statement. "First as players or cheerleaders themselves, then as parents shuttling children to and from games and practices, and now as cheerleaders for their grandchildren. It will be great to recognize them and make their attendance easier.”
Football coach Rob Trifone, when approached with the initial plans was equally enthusiastic, saying in a prepared statement: “I like the idea. My in-laws are big fans and my father-in-law is at every game. My mom, who is 81, tries her best to get here from Fairfield.”
The home game schedule for Darien High School's Blue Wave football team is:
- Sept 12 vs. Hillhouse @ 4pm
- Sept 21 vs. Greenwich @ 2pm
- Oct 19 vs. Trinity Catholic @ 1:30pm
- Oct 26 vs. Ridgefield @ 1:30pm
- Nov 2 vs. Wilton @ 1:30pm
Aging in Place+Gallivant is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to help older adults in Darien to live independently, comfortably and with dignity in their own homes for as long as possible. For information concerning its services, call 203-585-4094 or visit here.