Hampton Bays High School basketball players have raised $6,000 through an annual tournament for the American Cancer Society.
The Coaches vs. Cancer tournament, which was organized by
Hampton Bays varsity coach
Pete Meehan and co-hosted by the
Booster Club and boys and girls basketball teams, was held at the high school with teams from Miller Place, Southold, Mt. Sinai, Rocky Point, Eastport-South Manor and Pierson participating.
During the event, the Hampton
Bays Girls Varsity Baymen won the girls tournament action in the championship
game against Miller Place, with a final score of 59-38. Pierson and Rocky Point
also played the girls Baymen.
The boys tournament action was won by Eastport-South
Manor, who beat out the Hampton Bays Boys Varsity Baymen with a final score of
59-26. Mt. Sinai and Southold played the boys Baymen as well.
event is a tremendous success, with all of the participating schools
contributing toward the fundraising and the Hampton Bays community showing its
usual generosity," said Meehan. "More important than the money is the
desire to promote awareness and effort in the fight against cancer."
According to Hampton Bays
Booster Club President Monika Straka, the Booster Club donated $500 worth of trophies and and plaques.
Over the past nine years, the Coaches vs. Cancer event has raised $32,000 for the American Cancer Society.