I have made a policy of not promoting fundraisers on the site for one reason: there are more teams and athletes doing more philanthropic endeavors than ever before.
If it appears that each day an FCIAC team is using a game or holding an event to raise money for a cause or to help someone in need, it is because that is close to true.
This creates a problem because it is impossible to publicize each one, and if you inadvertently miss any there is an appearance that you are either playing favorites with schools or charities.
But when the Fairfield Ludlowe boys lacrosse team asked me to get the word out about Saturday’s event for Charlie Capalbo it was impossible to say no. Because the cause has a face.
Capalbo is a Ludlowe senior and goaltender for the Fairfield Co-Op hockey team who, just after the season ended last month, learned he had stage 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoblastic lymphoma T-cell cancer.
The Connecticut Post published this story on Capalbo.
The town of Fairfield and the FCIAC community have rallied to provide emotional and financial support for Capalbo and his family. Nearly $171,000 has already been raised on this gofundme page set up by friends.
The Ludlowe boys lacrosse team is stepping up during Saturday’s 1 p.m. home game against Greenwich. It is a benefit: there will be a bake sale, raffles and the teams will wear the special Charlie Wingman T shirts that are being sold to show their support.
“It’s going to be a long battle for Charlie,” Carl Larouche, the Fairfield boys hockey coach, told The Post last month. “It’s going to be tough, but he’s a great individual with a strong character and I’m confident he’s going to stay positive and he’ll win that battle.”