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Hoops And Hope: Trade Unionists Hold Basketball Tourney on S.I. to Benefit Courageous Kids

November 13, 2019

By Joe Maniscalco

Trade unionists share fighting spirit with Sunrise Day Campers.

Staten Island, NY – This past Sunday, rank and file members from the Cement and Concrete Workers District Council and the Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust [LECET] hit the hardwood on Staten Island to help a bunch of Metropolitan Area kids in the fight of their lives. 

The afternoon of charitable basketball at the Lucille & Jay Chazanoff Sunrise Day Camp on Manor Road brought together disparate members of the NYC Building Trades — and after it was over, trade unionists were able to raise a total of $21,000. The law firm of Zeremba and Brown, meanwhile, also ended up kicking in an additional $10,000 to the cause, according to Cement & Concrete Workers District Council organizer Mike Arena. 

T-shirt celebrates this past weekend’s charitable basketball tourney on Staten Island benefitting the Sunrise Day Camp.

Staten Island’s Sunrise Day Camp prides itself on being the “world’s first full summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, provided completely free of charge.” Located on the grounds of Mount Loretto, the program serves more than 140 children annually. 

All together now: Trade unionists spent part of their weekend aiding the Sunrise Day Camp on Staten Island.

Sunrise Day Camp is made possible through a non-sectarian partnership between the JCC of Staten Island and Catholic Charities of Staten Island. 

For more information about the Sunrise Day Camp, visit here.

November 13, 2019

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