Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Connetquot Teachers Host
Volleyball Fundraiser to Support Breast Cancer Awareness
On October 15, 2008 Justin Hertz,
Connetquot’s Girls’ Volleyball Coach,
& Physical Education teacher at Ronkonkoma Middle
School, had his team take to the court against rival
West Islip High School as part of the ‘Dig Pink’
fundraiser in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
Justin’s team was up to the challenge, and raised
$2,500 while defeating the visitors in the first three
Health and Physical Education teacher
Brianne Hertz, also from Ronkonkoma Middle School
and Karen Edwards, a computer teacher at Oakdale-Bohemia
Middle School, both junior varsity coaches, worked
with students, teachers and a number of local sponsors,
to make the day a total success. Through bake sales,
t-shirt sales and generous contributions from supporters,
this volleyball team’s total of $2,500 put them
at the top of the Suffolk County donor list for 2008.
play an important role in the lives of their students
during school hours, but teachers such as Justin and
Brianne Hertz and Karen Edwards are examples of teachers
going the extra mile, on their own time, to benefit
members of the community," said Loretta Powell,
President of the Connetquot Teachers Association.
Explaining the success of the ‘Dig Pink’
contest, Justin Hertz, characteristically modest,
insisted on giving credit to the girls on the team.
He pointed out that they had decorated the gym on
their own, and convinced their friends and family
to attend, and contribute to this important event.
The coaches also expressed their
gratitude to Blondies Salon for donating ‘pink’
hair extentions that were being used at the time of
the volleyball game. Congratulations, and thank you,
to Connetquot’s Volleyball Coaches and team.
Their efforts will go a long way toward making more
people aware of this disease, and help bring about
a cure sooner, rather than later. Karen Edwards &
Justin and Brianne Hertz are members of the Connetquot
Teachers Association (CTA).
Connetquot Educators Organize
Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness
(Left to Right) Coaches Karen Edwards,
and Justin Hertz