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Updated: Swim Team to Donate 'Socks For Sandy'

Brookfield girls swimmers and divers will be giving up their unique awards for Hurricane Sandy victims.

Ever since Coach Brandt Nigro has been coaching the Brookfield High School girls swim team, it has been a tradition for the girls to get a pair of socks for every best time they swim during the championship season.

It’s not only a fun reward, but a reminder of the hard work each and every girl put in during the season every time they wear them. It’s something the girls look forward to.  The tradition is being continued this season, but in a different way.

Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, leaving many without power and even homes. Brookfield was fortunate when it came to the storm. Power was lost, trees fell down and basements were flooded, but that is nothing compared to the devastation seen in the coastal towns of Connecticut as well as in New York and New Jersey.

With winter approaching and temperatures dropping, warm clothing is needed to help the victims of the storm. To help those still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Brookfield Girls Swim Team will be donating every pair of socks they get this season to help with the Hurricane Sandy Relief.

With many best times and socks already earned during and even more at the Class M State Trials on Saturday, the team is looking forward to dropping even more time and earning even more socks this Tuesday, November 13, at the Class M State Finals meet at Wesleyan University and at State Opens on Saturday, November 17 at Yale to help those still struggling to stay warm in the area. It is a small deed, but one that is much needed.

Anyone interested in joining the girls' efforts can drop off donations at the Brookfield High School Athletic Office between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Wednesday through Friday.

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