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Wilton Y Wahoos Donate Funds To Help Sandy Victims Recover

Representatives from the Wilton Y Wahoo Swim Team present AmeriCares President and CEO Curt Welling (3rd from right) with a check for $4,480. See story for full IDs.
Representatives from the Wilton Y Wahoo Swim Team present AmeriCares President and CEO Curt Welling (3rd from right) with a check for $4,480. See story for full IDs. Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. – The Wilton Y Wahoos swim team has donated $4,480 to AmeriCares , a Stamford-based nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization, the Y announced.

The funds, raised during the Wahoos 40th anniversary celebration, will help Connecticut families displaced by Hurricane Sandy last year. Some of the funds will also go toward local need-based swim scholarships, according to a statement from the Y.

During the anniversary celebration, two coaches and seven swimmers who qualified for Olympic trials were inducted into the Wahoo Hall of Fame. The celebration also included a live and silent auction, through which the donated funds were raised.

Earlier this month, the Wilton Wahoos National Men’s team won the 2013 YMCA Short Course National title. The women finished eighth and the team placed fourth overall in Greensboro, N.C.

For more information on the Wahoo Swim Team program, contact head coach Randy Erlenbach at rerlenbach@wiltonymca.org or 203-762-8384, Ext. 287.  Details on the team are also available on the Wilton Y website .

In photo, from left: Wahoo Head Coach Randy Erlenbach, Wahoo Parent's Association Co-President Lynn Holmquist, Wahoo 40th Anniversary Co-Chairperson Karen O'Brien, Curt Welling, Y Executive Director Bob McDowell and Wahoo Senior Coach Todd Stevens.

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