Number of Participants: 61
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $2,062
Event Amount Raised: $1,000
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: June 25, 2019
Connetquot High School
7th Street, Bohemia
Students at Ronkonkoma Middle School recently took part in the school’s annual “Ramp Shot” fundraiser in an effort to raise money for a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
After contributing a $15 donation per player, students and their teammates were able to engage in fun and friendly competition in the school’s gymnasium for a few hours. Dozens of students put their skills to the test as they played the popular backyard game, which was created by Josh Bonventre and Kevin Texeira, both of Long Island. As a result of the fundraiser, the students raised $1,000 to support the cause.
Student-winners of the competition went home with gift cards, and their very own “Ramp Shot” game to enjoy on summer vacation. The district would like to thank staff members Justin Hertz, Brianne Hertz and Chris D’Andrea for once again organizing the fun and exciting tournament.
Photo caption: Several Ronkonkoma Middle School students and staff members took part and organized the school’s annual “Ramp Shot” tournament, which raised $1,000 toward funding ALS research.
Photos courtesy of the Connetquot Central School District