Friday, 13 November 2009 00:00
Come on out and cheer for your school as faculty and staff members from the elementary schools tip off against the faculty and staff from the five elementary schools in a basketball fundraiser this Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Schreiber gymnasium.
The money that is raised will go toward a new scorers table and team cushioned chairs for the teams that play indoors. “We are one of the few schools in Nassau County that still has their teams sit on bleachers, says boys basketball coach Sean Dooley (who will be playing for the elementary teachers team). Coach Trottier of the girls varsity team chimes in that “our officials scorers table is in the stands. It just doesn’t seem right.”
With the collaboration of fundraising efforts from the indoor sports including basketball, wrestling and volleyball, the AAPW and the athletic department, the goal of new equipment should be a reality this winter season. Athletic Director Stephanie Joannon says, “this is a great collaboration of all the stakeholders to bring in new equipment to the athletic department without putting an unnecessary burden on the athletic budget. This will be a fun event with the teachers and staff volunteering their time to play for something good.”
Members of the AAPW, Trish Quirk, Pam Matinale, Linda Weil and Stacey McDermott have been planning this event since last spring and are excited about getting to help to get this done. “The AAPW does not miss an opportunity to support their athletes and we are so happy we can help, say President Trish Quirk.
So come and cheer for your school, your favorite teacher and coach and enjoy the game. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and children and $25 for a family four pack. Kids under 5 are free!