H. Frank Carey High School girls basketball program dedicated its Feb. 6 game against Manhasset High School to Autism Awareness. The varsity and junior varsity players wore Autism awareness T-shirts as their warm up shirts at the game. They also invited students from the Promoting Academics through Life Skills program (PALS) and their families to attend. The PALS students were given orange pom-poms and enthusiastically cheered on their favorite girls basketball team. At half time, PALS students enjoyed a performance by the STEP team, before participating in a shoot around with the junior varsity girls team. Each PALS student was also given a miniature basketball as a souvenir. The PALS class had a bake sale organized and run by seniors Amy Biscardi, Carly Kaufman and Caitlin White to raise funds for Autism awareness. Students and faculty who could not attend the game were able to purchase and wear their Autism awareness T-shirt on the day of the game. Physical education teacher and Head Varsity Basketball Coach Theresa Schmidt made this event possible along with support from students Amy Biscardi, Carly Kaufman and Caitlin White.
1. Members of Carey’s girls basketball program are pictured with students from the school’s PALS class.
Photos courtesy of the Sewanhaka Central High School District.