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Wrestling champ raised $2,400 for Lions charity

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Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRANDON COUSINO, PICTURED with Head Lion Chuck Burkins, recently donated $2,402 to the Vergennes Lions Club. The Vergennes Union High School junior and state champion wrestler’s donation was supported by a half-dozen local businesses and several of his family members. The final total was based on his outstanding performance on the mat this winter, with the amount of his and other donors’ gifts depending on his results. Photo courtesy of Kirk Cousino

VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School junior Brandon Cousino recently handed a $2,402 check to the Vergennes Lions Club, some of it his own money, most of it community donations, and all of it based on his state championship wrestling season at 182 pounds this past winter.

Cousino, a 17-year-old Ferrisburgh resident, recruited a half-dozen businesses in the Vergennes area and elsewhere in the county plus several family members to donate to the Lions’ charitable initiatives, with the amounts depending on how well Cousino fared on the mat.

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