ABC of Wilton Welcomes Two New Students, Total at 12 Scholars for ’14-’15 School Year

A Better Chance of Wilton kicked off the school year by welcoming back the program’s students and their families at a picnic held at Trackside Teen Center just prior to the start of school. This year, two new freshmen joined the program and have started at Wilton High School. Joel Darkwah from the Bronx, NY and Peter Delfeus from Rockaway Beach, NY are excited to join the ABC of Wilton family. The Carroll family is Delfus’ host family and the Walden family is hosting Darkwah.

In total, there are 12 students in the ABC program this year – 5 girls and 7 boys.

ABC of Wilton also announced their fall benefit,“Touchdown for ABC,” will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Rolling Hills Country Club. The festive themed event is titled, “Bowties, Blazers & Pearls,” a dressy yet casual southern tailgate and auction party.

Co-Chairs Robin Fields and Sarah O’Malley have been working hard to create an original event.

“The evening promises to be relaxed fun event, with good food, games and auction items – to celebrate a fantastic local charity,” Fields said. Guests will enjoy gourmet tailgate cuisine, college football streamed live, wine, beer and signature bourbon cocktails (all included). There also will be music, dancing, and silent and live auctions.

Proceeds from “Touchdown for ABC” will go directly to support ABC of Wilton’s mission to help transform lives of academically talented minority students with financial needs by providing them with the opportunity for a superior education at Wilton High School. The program can accommodate 14 scholars annually and is funded entirely by the Wilton community. A total of 32 scholars have graduated from Wilton High School and 100-percent have gone on to college. For more information visit www.abcwilton.org.

Tickets to the fundraiser can be purchased at: www.501auctions.com/touchdownforabc.