More than a Game Fundraisers Score Donations for Kids
Parents flock to organized sports games year-round, hoping to see their favorite player make a basket or score a goal. The games give children a chance to step up to the plate. Now, thanks to Anthony Richmond’s More than a Game Foundation, spectators and players, alike, have a different kind of opportunity to step up – to help children at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Richmond works with local sports teams to raise funds for the region’s only children’s hospital. Some of the basketball games have included: the Gananda versus North Rose-Wolcott girls’ varsity game, the Wayne Central Holiday basketball tournament, the very popular Monroe County All-Stars Game in Gates-Chili and the Spencerport Boys Tip Off and Girls Coach Chow basketball tournaments. Spencerport also hosted an all-day lacrosse fundraiser, dubbed the Stick it to Cancer Lax Fest. Most recently, the Williamson softball team held a fundraiser, leading up to the Oswego Strike Out tournament, during which Williamson won the championship title.
The fundraisers have raised more than $15,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital in the past year, and they’re not showing any signs of slowing down, as more teams jump on board. Golisano Children’s Hospital would like to extend a warm thank you to the More than a Game Foundation and to the many schools who have participated in this wonderful fundraising initiative. For more information on how to get involved, please email MTAG@twcny.rr.com.