The Third Annual Collaborative Jail 'N' Bail event, held on Webb Hall Lawn on April 29 to raise money for Special Olympics Connecticut and Habitat for Humanity, had a great turnout and raised more than $5,000 for Windham Habitat and Special Olympics of Connecticut.
In the past two years, the event has raised more than $16,000 in cash and donations. "I would like to offer a huge thanks to our Facilities staff, without whom this event truly cannot happen," said Psychology Professor Peter Bachiochi, faculty advisor for Habitat for Humanity. "They helped with building/setting up our jail cell and tents, delivering tables, chairs, providing power, filling the dunk tank and much more. Thanks to Nick Messina for setting up the live feed that more than 750 people checked out. Thanks to Jason Coombs and Chartwells for providing hot dogs for everyone. Thanks to our judges who laid down the law. And thanks to all the other good sports throughout the day!" Police Officers Thomas Madera and David DeNunzio also were instrumental in organizing the event.