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Hampton Bays Basketball Players Raise $6,000 For Cancer Society

The Coaches vs. Cancer tournament has raised $32,000 over the past nine years.

Credit: Hampton Bays School District
Credit: Hampton Bays School District
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 Hampton Bays 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. 

"This 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. 

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