‘Two Counties, One Cause’ basketball tournament

DIY/Community Events

Jan 20, 2018

Tappan High School
15 Dutch Hill Road
Orangeburg, NY

The boys high school basketbal teams of Westchester County and Rockland County are coming together once again for a great cause!

Tappan Zee High School is set to host the second annual “Two Counties, One Cause” boys basketball tournament fundraiser on January 20, 2018. 

Last year, thanks to the communities of all six particpating tournament teams, the Tappan Zee High School Boys Basketball team raised over $14,000 for the Children's Tumor Foundation.  This event raises awareness and money to fund critical research for neurofibromatosis (NF), which is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. It affects 1 in every 3,000 births; there is currently no cure.

Tappan Zee High School head basketball coach George Gaine is the driving force behind the charity tournament.

“The outpouring of support we have received, not only from our administration, but the participating schools, our team parents, current and former players and the community as a whole, has been awe-inspiring,” said Coach Gaine, now in his 15th year at the helm of Dutchmen basketball. “It is a cause near and dear to my heart, and I am truly humbled and forever grateful.”

The tournament tips at 11am with Nyack facing Hendrick Hudson, followed by Albertus Magnus and Ossining at 1pm, Mamaroneck plays Ramapo at 3pm with Pearl River and Scarsdale tipping off at 5pm. The slate concludes with Tappan Zee squaring off against Yorktown at 7pm.
There will be raffles throughout the day and a "Teddy Toss" during the Tappan Zee game. Raffle winners need not be present. To contribute to “Two Counties, One Cause” and the Children’s Tumor Foundation, please visit http://join.ctf.org/shareabear2018

For more info about the Two Counties, One Cause tournament, visit https://www.dutchmanbasketball.com/children-s-tumor-foundation

For more information about neurofibromatosis and the Children’s Tumor Foundation, visit www.ctf.org.

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Angela Dumadag