This Sunday, the Wilton Family YMCA will play host to “TriCAFalon,” a family-fun day of sports that raises money for the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Wilton Y. One Wilton Y swimmer and 2020 Tokyo ParaOlympics contender David Gelfand is hoping you’ll join him and support his efforts to benefit both organizations.

Participants can have a great time swimming, playing Basketball and/or Gaga. They’ll earn tickets for a wide array of raffle prizes. There will be music and food and lots of people having fun.

For David, who has been involved with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) since he was 5 years old, giving back and raising money for this effort has been very important.

“Swimming allows me to compete on an even playing field with my peers.  When I am in the water, I feel free,” he says.

David and his family credit CAF and the Wilton Y for giving him that opportunity.

His mom, Linda Gelfand, says, “The mentorship that David received from the other CAF athletes has installed a sense of confidence and a tremendous drive to achieve in him. David’s goal is to represent Team USA in swimming at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. CAF has supported his dreams every step of the way. The Wilton YMCA has provided a wonderful home to train and learn. Now he wants to give back and raise money for the CAF, to allow other challenged athletes get to the starting line, and for the Wilton YMCA, his second home.”

The TriCAFalon is being held at the Wilton Family Y (404 Danbury Rd.) this Sunday, May 21, from 2-5 p.m.. To register for the event, or to simply donate, visit the TriCAFalon website.