Floral Park donates to American Cancer Society

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Floral Park Memorial High School coaches and team captains are pictured with American Cancer Society representative Morgan Wright (second, left). (Photo courtesy of Sewanhaka Central High School District)

Student athletes and coaches from Floral Park Memorial High School presented the American Cancer Society with $5,217 on Jan. 17.

The funds were raised at the school’s Coaches vs. Cancer event, organized by varsity basketball coaches Sean Boyle and Mike Spina on Dec. 9. The basketball teams, along with the cheerleading and Florettes squads, who were integral in raising the funds, were on hand to present the check.

“I can’t thank you all enough for what we accomplished,” Coach Spina said to students. “I believe that at least three-quarters of us in this room have been touched by breast cancer or some type of cancer, so this is really rewarding.”

After the check presentation, the students enjoyed a pizza and pasta dinner, courtesy of King Umberto in Elmont and the Floral Park Memorial Booster Club.

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