Number of Participants: 17
Hours Donated: 20
Value of Time Served: $2,873
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: January 29, 2015
500 Leonard Boulevard New Hyde Park
New York 11040, United States
Teachers at New Hyde Park Memorial High School teamed up for a great cause when they participated in the school’s annual Faculty Charity Basketball Game which benefited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The game raised $2,742 for the organization, which was selected to benefit by the school’s Key Club. Varsity basketball coach Donald Rood organized the event and Principal Dr. Richard Faccio served as referee.
The funds collected were raised through ticket sales, raffle tickets and a bake sale. In addition, the Key Club organized a Denim Day raising an additional $320 for the organization. In all, more than $3000 will be donated to St. Jude.
According to Varsity Basketball Coach Mr. Donald Rood, “This is just one of the various community service and charitable events that New Hyde Park Basketball is involved in. For the last 19 years, New Hyde Park Basketball has conducted a Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball 3 on3 tournament to raise money for the American Cancer Society. In that time, we have donated over $20,000 to help those with cancer. In addition for the last nine years, we have co-sponsored with our local Elks lodge a holiday basketball clinic for local elementary school students. Finally, for the last 5 years, we have participated in the Hoops for Heart program.”
1. New Hyde Park Memorial Teachers dressed in blue and white when they faced off at the annual Faculty Charity Basketball Game.
2. New Hyde Park Memorial High School Principal Dr. Richard Faccio served as a referee at the annual Faculty Charity Basketball Game.