Teachers, law enforcement continue charity basketball game tradition at Holley
HOLLEY – Holley teachers and law enforcement officers in Orleans County played a charity basketball game on Tuesday that was part of a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House. Spectators paid a $2 admission for adults and $1 for students. There were also about 80 baskets up for raffle. The event raised $4,444, a new record for Holley.
The Holley teachers were the victors, 60-32. The teachers and law enforcement have played several basketball games in recent years for fun and to raise funds for a good cause.
The team from the school includes: front row, from left: Mike Crissman, Jen Boerner, Emily Harms, Mark Thomas, Brooke Sherburne and Jeff Cumpston. Back row: Coach Wil Prince, Andrew Grillo, Matt Hennard, Bill Silpoch, Nick D’Amuro, Sheena Hamiter, Tim Artessa, Jason Kinem and Jason Cole.
The law enforcement team included several graduates from Holley Central School. Front row: Deputy Jeff Cole (Kendall grad), Holley Police Officer Chris Glogowski (2007 Holley grad), Sheriff Randy Bower (1983 Holley grad), Chief Deputy Mike Mele (1995 Holley grad), and Gates Police Officer Shawn O’Mara (1990 Holley grad).
Top row: OC Sheriff’s Office Corrections Sgt. Mike Christopher (1987 Holley grad), Gates Police Officer Eddie Bower (2010 Holley grad), Greece Police Office Ryan O’Mara (2011 Holley grad), Deputy Jason Barnum (Lyndonville grad), Albion Corrections Officer Mike Sheppard (1997 Holley grad), Greece Police Officer Eric Sheffer (Holley grad) and OCSO Corrections Sgt. Chris Caufield (1996 Holley grad).
Photos by Tom Rivers: Eddie Bower waits to go in the game on Tuesday. Penny Cole, a cheerleader coach and secretary at the high school, is the lead organizer for the games. She will receive a community service award from the Ronald McDonald House next week for her support of the House.
Posters encourage teachers in their game against the law enforcement officers.