The Washingtonville JV and Varsity Boys basketball teams are playing at Burke Catholic High School on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The games are sponsored by: Be the Hero for the
Please come out and support your teams. If you are between the ages of 18-44, we need you! Let the volunteers take a swab of the inside of your cheek (no needles) and you might save someone’s life! Your name will be placed in the National Marrow Registry and you could someday be asked to donate your marrow to save someone’s life.
“As coaches, we know that our players work hard on and off the court. My goal is to encourage our players to help make a difference in their community by being advocates for the National Bone Marrow Registry. I would like to thank the Be a Hero for the Hero Foundation and Burke Catholic’s Varsity Coach John Kelly for hosting this important event. This “Swab Party”is so much more important than just Friday night JV and Varsity basketball games. It is our sincere hope that this registry drive will eventually save a life” said Coach Rose.
The Washingtonville Varsity Boys basketball team is participating in the 4th Annual Slam Dunk Heart Disease Games on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Mount Saint Mary College. Washingtonville will play the Monticello Panthers in the 2nd
game of the day. In all, there are 5 Varsity games played that day. The proceeds will benefit the AMERICAN
HEART ASSOCIATION & The AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCATION of the Hudson Valley.
BCANY and the Orange County Basketball Officials Association partner in the event. Coach Todd Rose is the current President of BCANY and helped in organizing the day with the other Varsity coaches. The Basketball Coaches Association of New York, Inc. is service, advocacy, and professional development organization comprised of basketball coaches of all scholastic and collegiate levels. BCANY exists to promote the sport of basketball statewide at all levels.
“As coaches, we know that our players work hard on and off the court. Our common goal is to encourage them to help make a difference in their communities by being advocates for those in the Hudson Valley affected by heart disease. We would like to thank all 10 coaches, 15 officials, players from all 10 teams, and the many volunteers for all of their hard work and fund raising efforts. It is our sincere hope that these games will raise awareness about heart disease, provide information on prevention, and raise funds to support the American Heart Association in our efforts against heart disease,” said Coach Rose.