Long Beach Middle School hosted the Joe Farrell Student Faculty Basketball game on March 24. The annual fundraising event was created to remember Farrell, a social studies teacher who passed away in 2007. Additionally, Farrell and his wife Gail were the founders and coaches of the Long Beach Tiger Sharks swim team.
LBMS Assistant Principal Keith Biesma said, “After a two-year hiatus,
we were happy to see the return of this event. It is always a lot of fun to see the students and faculty showcasing their skills on the court! It’s a great afternoon that brings our school community together to remember someone who meant so much to us.”
This year’s event raised $3,276 and is earmarked for scholarships to support eligible Long Beach eighth graders and high school students who are exemplary social studies students, competitive and avid swimmers and show good character.
- LBMS Student Players: (L-R) LBMS Vice Principal Eliot Lewin, Colin Ligouri, Zachary Silva, Tyler Parker, Jack Feerick, Ryan Fackler, Joseph Feerick, Jamison Heneghan, Charlie Deutsch, Vance Kanganis, Brooke Nielson, LBMS Principal Lorie Beard and basketball coach John Dunne standing behind a photo of Joe Farrell
- Members of the LBMS teacher/staff players: (L-R) Natasha Nurse, Heather Fisher, Gabriella Febrizio, Brian Sandmeier, Abbie Ross, DJ Dingle, Shawn Bourne, Robert Draine, Rich Pelligrini and Derrell Tolbert
- LBMS students overseeing the raffle table Thomas Egan, Elliot Biern and Ethan Engelson
- LBMS students vs. LBMS faculty/staff at the annual Joe Farrell Basketball event.
Photos courtesy of Long Beach Public Schools