Education foundation's annual kick ball tournament raises nearly $3,000

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  • Photos provided by Vanessa Holland A group of students from the Warwick Valley School District prepare to cheer their parents and teachers during opening ceremonies at the Warwick Foundation for Excellence in Learning's third annual kick ball tournament.

  • Lisa Nicosia from Team Halligans runs home while Marisa O'Hara and Mike White try to tag her out.

  • Winning Team: Pictured from left to right, the members of Team Ginley are: Joe Ginley, Alyssa Piscitello, Ryan Ginley, Bob Ginley, Sue Ferro, Ryan Ferro, Paul Ginley, Kevin Ginley, Nicky Ferro, Shane Ginley, Sean Ginley, Tim Ginley and Jared Ginley.

WARWICK — The Warwick Foundation for Excellence in Learning raised nearly $3,000 to benefit students and teachers of the Warwick Valley School District at its third annual kick ball tournament on June 2.

The funds will be used for the foundation's Mini Grant Program.

Thirteen teams and approximately 135 players came out to play in the single-elimination tournament which culminated in a final round between Team Ginley and the Fire Balls. Team Ginley took home the trophy.

In a press release detailing the event's success, Vanessa Holland, the chair of the foundation, thanked participants, volunteers and sponsors:

• Apple Valley Pharmacy, Berkeley College Online, Crystal Run Health Care, Custom Tailoring by Eglie and Dean Diltz Realtor for The Green Team.

• Also: The law office of Jacob Tuckfelt, LLC, Nicosia, Emmons, Pavez & Henderson, Regal Homes & Properties Inc., Seagull Photographic Art, TNT Burger, The Computer Guy and WAMBO.

The mission of the Warwick Foundation for Excellence in Learning, as community based, not for profit organization, is to promote, enhance, provide, and enrich the educational, teaching and learning opportunities within the Warwick Valley School District.

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