Yesterday was the first official day of school in Cheshire CT. I absolutely loved watching all of the kids board the yellow chariot yesterday morning for their first day back. Even better than the kids faces, were the expressions on mom and dad's face. They all wore huge grins that were probably part pride and part relief that school was back in session.
Some children probably spent their summer playing video games day in and day out, others may have been more active, involved in Cheshire sports. Whatever the case may be, most probably enjoyed every minute of their summer. The best thing about being a kid is being carefree and not having the daily stresses that we face as adults.
Teddy Kaplita is a 14 year old Cheshire Youth Baseball player and Cheshire High School freshman. At a time when his peers' biggest worry was becoming a high school freshman, Kaplita had to face undergoing an emergency heart transplant.
Fortunately, the surgery, performed over the summer, was a success and he is doing well in recovery. What was not quite as easy to recover were the costs of the surgery.
Cheshire Youth Baseball League thought - What better way to help contribute to the expenses from his hospitalization than to hold a Wiffle Ball Tournament?!
Each team can have four or five players of all ages. Which means Sally Bowman Real Estate is most definitely IN and ready to play!! The tournament will be this Saturday, September 4th at Bartlem Recreation Area (On Route 10 across from Cheshire High School).
Even if you can't play, you can donate in other ways. Just buying a hot dog helps, as all proceeds from concessions will go towards the family. Or you can simply make a small donation directly to the people that will be collecting on the field during the game. Every little bit helps. There's nothing better than seeing Cheshire come together to help out one of its own. I wouldn't expect anything less from this town.