6th Annual NY NCSY Community-Wide Basketball Tournament in the Five Towns, Set for Sunday, April 29

23 Apr 2012


Two teams competing in last year’s New York NCSY basketball tournament.

New York NCSY will hold its Sixth Annual Community-Wide Basketball Tournament on Sunday, April 29. Tournament games for 5-on-5 and 3-on-3 teams will begin at 9 a.m. at various gyms around the Five Towns, including Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns & Rockaway (HAFTR), Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls (SKA), Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School for Boys (DRS), Rambam, Life Fitness, and Lawrence High School. After completing the games, the players will come together for a pizza lunch sponsored by Shula’s Pizza and the beginning of the Sweet Sixteen round at Lawrence High School.

NCSY is the international youth movement of the Orthodox Union.

Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone, Regional Director of New York NCSY, said, “The purpose of the tournament is to build awareness and community support for the work that we do.” Funds raised from the tournament will support NCSY community programming and will provide scholarships to teens who wish to study in Israel post-high school and attend NCSY summer programs.

This year’s tournament will be highly competitive with more than 1,000 participants from ages 16 and up in the New York and New Jersey area. From 3:00-6:00 p.m., there will be entertainment for children and a BBQ available for purchase catered by Season’s of the Five Towns at Lawrence High School.

In addition to sponsorship opportunities available in support of the event, the tournament will hold its annual tournament raffle, whose winners will receive two roundtrip tickets to Israel donated by El Al Airlines. To play in the tournament or to sponsor a team, visit newyork.ncsy.org or call 516-569-6279.

Last year’s champion’s (from left to right) Jeremy Frenkel, David Jesselson, Jared Solomon and Kenny Sicklick celebrating after receving their first place trophies. All from the Five Towns, they will be returning this year to defend their title.

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