2003-03-13 / Other News

P.S.115 "Hoops For Heart" Fundraiser Brings Out Chiefs Basketball Stars

P.S.115 "Hoops For Heart" Fundraiser Brings Out Chiefs Basketball Stars

Coach Tommie Allen, right, along with Canarsie High School players, gives some pointers to the “Warriors.”Coach Tommie Allen, right, along with Canarsie High School players, gives some pointers to the “Warriors.”

When it comes to fundraisers, P.S. 115 has always been right up there in the front ranks of School District 18, holding Halloween walks and Jump Rope events, reading contests and even Principal Mitchell Pinsk riding a bicycle aroundthe block for charity.

Therefore, it was a natural for fourth-graders at the school to go all-out on their "Hoops For Heart" day last Friday to raise funds for the American Heart Association as they received pledges from parents and neighbors in return for a number of points scored.

The theme for the day, obviously, was (guess what?): Basketball! And coordinators Jackie Zammit and Ronnie Lewis wisely engaged the help of Canarsie High School’s basketball "Chiefs" to visit the school and give a few tips to the P.S. 115 "Warriors" team. The talented Canarsie High School Cheerleaders and Boosters gave a rousing display of their expertise, to great applause from the students.

Chiefs Head Coach Tommie Allen, along with three members of the team, Eugene Lawrence, Omar Robinson and Ajao-Faroq Olalekan gave a demonstration and pointers to the youngsters and watched as they showed their talents.


CHS Cheerleaders and Boosters were also on hand to raise funds for the Heart Association.CHS Cheerleaders and Boosters were also on hand to raise funds for the Heart Association.

The tally of how much was collected will be revealed within a few weeks, according to officials.

Charles Rogers

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