Over the past wrestling season, the Westhampton Beach High School varsity wrestling team raised money to support two organizations, the Live Your Cor and the Lustgarten foundations.
Through a pin-pot fundraiser, the student-athletes collected $1,300 for the Live Your Cor Foundation, which was created in memory of Westhampton Beach wrestler Cory Hubbard. The organization assists families affected by personal tragedy and also provides scholarships to Westhampton Beach students. This is the second year that the wrestling team has held a pin-pot fundraiser for the foundation. Last year, the wrestlers locked in $2,000 in pledges for pins made during matches.
In addition to raising money for Live Your Cor, the wrestlers raised $900 for the Lustgarten Foundation, which supports pancreatic cancer research. The funds were donated in the name of Jina Tanzman, the mother of wrestlers Alex and Matt Tanzman, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2013. This is the fourth year that the team has raised money for this organization through the sale of their purple T-shirts, which adorn the initials, “JT” on the sleeve.
Photo Caption: The Westhampton Beach Varsity Wrestling team presented a check to the Live Your Cor Foundation. Pictured (l-r) are Assistant Coach Pete DeTore, Holly Hubbard and Ralph Hubbard of Live Your Core and Assistant Coach Ethan Mitchell.
Photo courtesy of the Westhampton Beach School District