The Connetquot High School boys volleyball, field hockey, cheerleading and kickline teams raised close to $6,000 during a DezyStrong fundraiser on Sept. 29.
The DezyStrong Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established by Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano, who was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer in 2019. During his 11- month battle with cancer, Mr. DiStefano, a Connetquot resident, managed to spread the message about the importance of a “Strong Mind Strong Body.” It was adopted as a mantra among young athletes and the community, as well as the importance of a positive mindset and a healthy lifestyle.
During an evening of sports, the student-athletes hosted dinner, a 50-50 raffle and the sale of Dezy gear with all proceeds going to the foundation.
A: Connetquot High School athletes raised close to $6,000 during a DezyStrong fundraiser on Sept. 29.
B: Student-athletes at Connetquot High School raised money for the DezyStrong Foundation with a 50-50 raffle.
C: Connetquot High School’s boys volleyball team played DezyStrong during a foundation fundraiser.
D: The Connetquot High School field hockey team joined the boys volleyball, cheerleading and kickline teams to raise money for the DezyStrong Foundation.
Photos courtesy of the Connetquot Central School District