While we were out enjoying our recent holiday break, some of our students and staff gave up some of their well deserved rest and turned their attention to a noble cause. On December 29th & 30th, the Girls’ Varsity Basketball team hosted the 1st annual Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Tournament at POBJFK high school. The tournament consisted of three local schools, Bethpage, Great Neck North, Bellmore JFK, as well as the home team, Plainview Old-Bethpage. The purpose of this tournament was to raise money as well as awareness for the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation. As a whole, all 4 teams were able to raise over $500, with 100% of earnings donated to the foundation.
The Girls’ Varsity Basketball team volunteered their time to set up the tournament and helped raise over $200 as a team.
Brianna Bollettieri, an alumni who has been honored by this foundation, dropped by to thank the team for their efforts.
Special thanks to the POB Booster Club for supporting the Hawks basketball team and designing/ donating T—shirts for the participants in the tournament to take home as a souvenir.
The generous spirit of these lady Hawks have certainly inspired me for the New Year!