Playing for a Cause
The 3-on-3 By the Sea basketball tournament is back for its sixth year in Rockaway Beach. The tournament, a fundraiser for breast cancer research, will take place Saturday, Sept. 7 in the schoolyard of St. Francis de Sales, Belle Harbor.
All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Clare Droesch Scholarship Fund. Droesch, a former standout guard on the Christ the King H.S., Middle Village, girls’ varsity basketball team, died in May 2018 at the age of 36 after a more than six-year battle with breast cancer.
A fixture each summer in the parish’s schoolyard, the tournament began as a series of pickup games in the mid-1980s. The classic has since grown to one of the largest basketball series in NYC.
Here are the results:
>> Boys Grammar Middle
Sand-Bar Contractors def. DFX
>> Boys Grammar Senior
Ridgewood Savings Bank def. TGA-NYC
>> Boys High School
Boarders Surf Shop def. Pro1 Tire service
>> Men’s Open
Malbro Construction def. JG Electric
>> Girls Grammar Senior
Rockaway W.I.S.H. def. Blue Bear Risk
>> Girls High School
NYBS Mechanical def. Clare’s Bears
>> Women’s Open
Jameson’s def. Boardwalk Pizza