What were you doing Sunday? Hopefully enjoying the antics of the Harlem Wizards playing at GRHS for a Byrd School fundraiser. This game sold out quickly.
The Harlem Wizards imitated the old Harlem Globetrotters by antics with the crowd and the players of the Glen Rock Rockets. Some of the antics included playing baseball mid 2nd quarter, having Sean Loren a 3rd grader from Byrd help with the game, and getting the crowd involved in the game with cheers.
The Glen Rock Rockets scored first with a great shot from Umberto, owner of John’s Boys Pizzeria. Other scores were made from our Mayor Elect Bruce Packer, Middle School Principal Thompson and Vice principal Pepe, as well as the coaches, Byrd school parents and employees of Mathnasium.
Glen Rock Rockets were represented by:
Byrd School Principal Laura Weber
Paula Valenti, Superintendent,
Middle School Principal Thompson
Middle School Vice Principal Pepe
Byrd School Teaching Assistants:
- Kristin Graham
- Kasey Schratner
Middle School Basketball Coaches:
- Sara Woman
- Layne Feldman
- Vice President Sanjiv Ohri
- Sheldon Hirschberg
- Incoming BOE member, Sharon Scarpelli,
Mayor Elect Bruce Packer
Umberto from John’s Boy
Bryan Kule Owner, Shades of Soho
Employees from Mathnasium
- Jean Mercedes
- Roselyn Guerzon
- John Calma
Byrd School Parents:
- Deirdre Ollendike
- Elaine Wade
- Tony DeSantis
At the 4:29 minute mark of the 4th quarter, they announced the winners from the raffles and the 50/50 split.
Talking to Jessie Lipson, one of the Chairs of this event, BTN asked how much they raised with this fundraiser. She replied: “This is our most successful fundraiser of the year.” Congrats Byrd!!