On Jan. 27, Long Beach High School hosted its Beauty and the Beast event, where varsity gymnastics and varsity wrestling teams shared the gym for their respective meets to benefit MSK Memorial Sloan Kettering Kids.
The day-long event began with teams entering the gym in an Olympic-style opening ceremony and included performances by the varsity cheerleaders with simultaneous competitions taking place on both sides of the gym. To show support for the cause and raise awareness for pediatric cancer, gymnasts and cheerleaders wore gold ribbons and the wrestlers wore gold sweatbands.
The LBHS gymnasts beat Bethpage and Oceanside and the LBHS wrestling team defeated Hewlett. Through the sales of t-shirts, food and other items, the teams along with parents, coaches and community members raised over $6,900 for childhood cancer.
Photo courtesy of Long Beach Public Schools