2004-02-19 / Other News

P.S. 115 Hosts Canarsie Chiefs In Their Annual

Heart Association "Hoops For Heart" Fundraiser
Photos & text by Charles Rogers

Coordinators Jackie Zammit & Patrick O’Connor, right, next to Canarsie Chiefs basketball coach Tommie Allen and P.S. 115 Principal Mitchell Pinsky with star players Omar Robinson, Nathaniel Lester and Piankhi Hutchinson.Coordinators Jackie Zammit & Patrick O’Connor, right, next to Canarsie Chiefs basketball coach Tommie Allen and P.S. 115 Principal Mitchell Pinsky with star players Omar Robinson, Nathaniel Lester and Piankhi Hutchinson.

Heart Association "Hoops For Heart" Fundraiser

Photos & text by Charles Rogers

As they have done in previous years, members of the Canarsie Chiefs basketball team, along with their excellent cheerleaders and boosters, last week gave a helping hand to P.S. 115 in the school’s quest to raise funds for the American Heart Association.

Principal Mitchell Pinsky praised the efforts of coordinators Jackie Zammit and Patrick O’Connor who had students watching displays of basketball expertise as exemplified by Chiefs Coach Tommie Allen and star players Nathaniel Lester, Omar Robinson and Piankhi Hutchinson.


"Your primary concern is your school work," said Coach Allen. "Then you can put concentration on playing the game." With that, he had the three players go through a few practice paces and shoot some baskets, including foul shots and lay-ups for the appreciative audience.

The event started the school’s annual fundraising program for the Heart Association. In a few weeks, they will have a jump-rope contest for pledges, to be followed by another fund raiser where Pinsky himself will receive pledges for each time he rides around the block on a bicycle.



Top Left: Chiefs cheerleaders do their thing. Bottom Left: Jackie Zammit shows off some prize player. Top Right: Students watch the exhuberant cheerleaders. Bottom Right: Canarsie Chiefs show why they’re champs.Top Left: Chiefs cheerleaders do their thing. Bottom Left: Jackie Zammit shows off some prize player. Top Right: Students watch the exhuberant cheerleaders. Bottom Right: Canarsie Chiefs show why they’re champs.

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