The Harriton High School and Welsh Valley Middle School basketball programs recently teamed up to host The Greg Casey Memorial Middle School Basketball Tournament as a number of local teams came out in support of the event.
This year's tournament was named in memory of Greg Casey, who passed away in August. Mr. Casey was a fixture in the local basketball community as he organized adult, youth and high school leagues at the Kaiserman JCC in Wynnewood, in addition to mentoring numerous young players in the Central League. Over the past decade, Mr. Casey worked his way up the PIAA ranks, becoming a well-respected official. Basketball was Mr. Casey's passion and the more than $3,000 raised from the tournament will be earmarked for the estimable Wounded Warrior Project in his name.
In the girls division of the tournament, the Haverford and Valley Forge middle schools finished first and second, respectively, while in the boys division, the Valley Forge and Beverly Hills middle schools finished in the top spots.
Special thanks go out to the Harriton Girls basketball team for lining the gym floors, Lori Hummel, Patti Perri, Cheryl Langdon, Addie Eichman, Darrell Williams, Mark Shannon, Jess Levin, Diane Crotty, Alexis Bralow, Jordan Marquez, Neil Shander, Tom Ferguson, Jim Scott and the Harriton maintenance staff for all of their help setting up and running the tournament.
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