‘Two Counties, One Cause’ basketball tournament

Classrooms for a Cure, DIY/Community Events

Jan 12, 2019

Tappan High School

15 Dutch Hill Road
Orangeburg, NY

The boys,  and for the first time, girls high school basketball 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 third annual “Two Counties, One Cause” boys basketball tournament fundraiser on January 12, 2019. 

Tappan Zee High School is set to host the first annual “Two Counties, One Cause” girls basketball tournament fundraiser on January 11, 2019. 

Last year, thanks to the communities of all six participating tournament teams, the Tappan Zee High School Boys Basketball team raised $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 16th 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 girls will tip at 6 pm on Friday night followed by the Boys games on Saturday. 

Girls -  Friday, January 11 at Tappan Zee High School

6:00pm Tappan Zee vs Sleepy Hollow

Boys - Saturday, January 12 at Tappan Zee High School

12:00pm  Nyack vs Croton

2:00pm    Ramapo vs Yorktown

4:00pm    Pearl River vs Hen Hud

6:00pm    Albertus vs Mamaroneck

8:00pm    Tappan Zee vs Ossining    

All proceeds from the day's event will go to the Children's Tumor Foundation.

For more info about the Two Counties, One Cause tournament, visit https://www.dutchmanbasketball.com/children-s-tumor-foundation and http://www.ctf.org/news/qa-two-counties-one-cause

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

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Julie Pantoliano