Sports Round-Up Oct. 17

“In my 37 years as president of the CHSAA, I have never seen such cooperation between former director Dom Vulpis, the CHSAA Executive Board, coaches, chairs and athletic directors as has been shown during this crisis. GCHSAA President Denise Hillig and I are very thankful for the cooperation, hard work and leadership of the CHSAA principals that has made this return to sports work for all the student-athletes.”

– Ray Nash, CHSAA President

Blast from the Past

Pictured here are two legendary Catholic Youth Organization basketball alums: the late Pearl Washington, left, from Our Lady of the Presentation, Brownsville, and Kenny Anderson, right, from Our Lady of the Angelus, Rego Park. Both players went on to play in NBA.

The St. John’s University, Jamaica, men’s and women’s basketball programs hosted the first-ever virtual Dribble for the Cure on Sept. 28 to help bring awareness to the great work of the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF).

The 10th installment of the event generated more than $41,000, with donations still being accepted. Dating back to the inaugural event in 2011, Dribble for the Cure has raised approximately $800,000 to support the work of Dr. Mitchell Cairo, chief of pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Westchester.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the charitable event took place through the PCRF Dribble App. The new format featured a five-day activity challenge that offered live-streaming content and unlockable milestones, as well as special messages from teams, coaches and sponsors throughout the event.

RIP Knight

The Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, sports community mourns the loss of Valentine Scansaroli, a three-year varsity basketball player for the Knights. He was a member of the school’s 1968 city championship team.