Zachary, a child with a terminal illness, wants to travel to Disney World with his family. So far, Fairfield University is on pace to raise over $12,000 for Zachary and the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Over 200 students participated in the Bowl-A-Thon at Nutmeg Lanes to kick off the Rock-N-Jock fundraising efforts. All night long students were awake, rocking in the alley and raising money.

The event continued on April 19, with the BCC Band Jam. Members of the Pep Band kicked off the music, followed by Cross-eyed Charlie and then Awkward Silence. While the bands were playing, a silent auction which raised over $1200 took place in the lobby. Yankees tickets, a night at Foxwoods, gift certificates, autographed memorabilia and more were auctioned.

The highlight of the event happened when Zach received his gift bat from “Tator the Gator”. After watching the game with his PowerAde and Fairfield pom-pom, Zach came onto the field to receive a bat signed by all of the players. He received the biggest ovation of the day, and rightly so. It was Fairfield’s way of saying we supported him and his dreams. We hope he never forgets April 19 and his trip to Disney World.

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