Wheelchair Basketball Game Raises Funds for J-Rob Foundation
It was a night of shooting hoops for a good cause as two teams from the Whitesboro Central School District faced off against local athletes from the Sitrin Stars in the J-Rob Foundation Wheelchair Basketball Game, which was held at Whitesboro High School on Oct. 29. The game finished in a tie with a final score of 70-70.
The W’Boro Wheelin’ Warriors student team included students from Marcy Elementary School, and the staff team included Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Bellair, Marcy Elementary Principal Mrs. Kim Newton, Hart’s Hill Elementary School Principal Mrs. Lisa Putnam, Whitesboro High School Assistant Principal Mr. Dave Cognetti, and nearly two dozen teachers and staff from throughout the District.
The Wheelin’ Warriors played against Jason Robinson, a local para-athlete and Westmoreland High School student, and other members of the Sitrin Stars, a team of local para-athletes. Prior to the game, the National Anthem was sung by the Marcy Elementary Chorus, and during halftime, students had the opportunity to participate in shooting contests.
Donations were accepted at the door, and all proceeds were donated to the J-Rob Foundation.
In 2012, Jason Robinson’s fourth grade classmates raised money to help him buy his own racing wheelchair so that he could compete in his first Boilermaker 15K. The following year, he and his family founded the J-Rob Foundation as a way to pay it forward and raise funds to provide adaptive sporting equipment to other children in need.
Thank you to Marcy PTO for sponsoring this event, and thank you to everyone who participated and came to watch!