In a fun, family-oriented, fund-raising even, an all-age crowd of over 800 attendees watched as members of the New Canaan Public Schools faculty bravely took on the undefeated Harlem Rockets on the basketball court on Tuesday, March 21. Although the NCPS team gained ground by tying up the score in the 2nd half of a wacky game, the entertaining Rockets once again edged out a close victory in front of the cheering crowd of youngsters, teens, parents and grandparents.
Our team had 17 faculty and 2 spirit team members on hand including faculty from all three elementary schools and the middle school. Playing on the NCPS team this year from East School: Lauren Sprosta; from South School: Principal Joanne Rocco, Josh McDonald, Kristen Baker, Russ Bombard; from West School: Corey Fechter, Darren Bruce, Lily DiPaola Matt McNeill; and from Saxe Middle School: Brett Gillan, Ben Young, Beth Harrington, Chris Dobransky, Christina Fulco, George Patrakopoulos, Laura Poidomani, Ryan Pearson, and Sara Nelson. Joining them were the NCPS Faculty Spirit Team of Jennifer Berry and Jaclyn MacQuarrie.
Students and non-students alike had a great time, and many youngsters were able to grab an autograph from the Rockets after the game. The night was huge success thanks to Saxe PTC Chairs, Lori Byrne, Diane Lowman & Megan Stanley who coordinated a high energy night which is a fun annual tradition for our school community.
Look for our fearless NCPS team to be back next year for another shot at Tiny and the Rockets team.