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Tourney To Benefit School

On Saturday, March 15, the Third Annual Tom Hayden Our Lady of Victory (OLV) 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will take place at the school’s gymnasium. The event is hosted by the OLV School Board and is open to ages 13 and older.

This year’s honorees are George Rettinger and Joe Power, in memoriam. Rettinger was CYO president and a long-time coach. Power, who passed away several years ago, spent many years coaching in the program, often at Rettinger’s side. The funds raised will enhance OLV’s technology program.

“This is a great way to bring together several teams competing in an exciting event for players who love the game while helping the students of OLV School,” stated Chris Coyne, chairperson of the event.

The sponsors of the event are McCarthy’s Public House of Floral Park and the Hance Family Foundation. Two tickets to Billy Joel’s April 18 concert at Madison Square Garden, donated by Novus Prime Properties, will be raffled off, as well as many other prizes.  

Space is limited to the first 20 teams to sign up with payment. The cost is $200 per team. Five players per team area allowed. Visit www.olvfp.org for the sign-up forms.

For information, contact OLV 3-on-3 Chairperson Chris Coyne by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 917-583-5349.

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