Greater Waterbury Campership Fund Update: ‘Wings & Things’ event at Quassy to benefit fund

WATERBURY — Quassy Amusement and Waterpark’s fall weekend season will come to a close Sunday with one final fling that will benefit the Greater Waterbury Campership Fund.

The Middlebury venue’s “Wings & Things” event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a portion of the proceeds assisting the Campership Fund.<t$>

The lunch will include three kinds of chicken wings, two sides and a beer or soda. A sandwich selection may be substituted for the wings.

Presale tickets are $26 per person and include the lunch with beverage, plus an all-day ride wristband. Visit and use the promo code FALLWINGS20 to purchase tickets.

The past week’s donations of $525 were in memory of Mrs. Sandra J. Cutrali, 76, who died Aug. 21 at Waterbury Hospital. The wife of Bartholomew V. Cutrali, she was a 1961 graduate of Sacred Heart High School and went on to become a real estate broker working exclusively with local developers.

Contributions to the Campership Fund’s 2020 campaign have reached $168,019, exceeding the goal of $165,000 set in the spring. There were 72 eligible youngsters who attended participating area camps the past summer camping season at a cost of $38,646 for tuition fees.

No matter the situations affecting the Campership Fund program, such as this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, donations are accepted gratefully year round. All monies not used this year will be applied to future Camperships, staying true to the 501 (c) 3’s mandate of no salaries, no expenses, every penny raised going to the cost of sending children to camp.

The United Way of Greater Waterbury volunteers its professional services to assist the Campership Fund by overseeing the eligibility and application process.
Families who receive SNAP benefits or meet federal poverty guidelines, and with children ages 5 to 18, living in Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury, are eligible to apply for Camperships.

Individuals, schools and philanthropic entities, large and small businesses, civic clubs and church groups continue to make donations to the cause throughout the year.
Contributions may be sent to Greater Waterbury Campership Fund, 389 Meadow St., Waterbury, CT 06722.

Donations recently received amounting to $525 included:
• Mr. Bart Cutrali, Waterbury, in memory of Sandra Cutrali
• Ms. Evelyn Szynkowicz, Waterbury, in memory of Sandra Cutrali, $25