Community effort helps Parishville Hopkinton Central School create junior varsity basketball team
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 10:11 am

To the Editor:

Although this is a little late getting out, it is never too late to say thank you. In February we realized that there was a need for a JV Girls Basketball team at Parishville Hopkinton Central School. With over 55 girls playing basketball between the modified and varsity level teams, we had found that there was a great need for a JV team.

This would allow for the teams to be smaller, allow for more playing time, more individualized instruction and an increased skill set which would allow us to be more competitive at the varsity level.

As the only school within Section 10 that did not have a JV girls’ basketball team, we felt it was necessary to try and see if we could raise the money. The end result was amazing. Many individuals and businesses rose to the challenge in supporting our goal and it is because of them that we now have a JV Girls basketball team.

Many thanks goes to the following local businesses and individuals: Tisdel Associates, SeaComm Federal Credit Union, Potsdam Laundry, Jackie Mason/Shear Creations, Richard Manning, TJ Toyota, Merrimans, Goose Landing, Dan McCormick, Irene Sinclair, Patricia Howe, Trish Potocar, Stacie Woodward, NuMed, Kevin LaPoint, Frazer Computing Inc., Community Bank, Lisa Marie Mallette, Tanner Wilson, Diane Rider, Parishville Sportmans club, Parishville Volunteer Fire Co., Evan Harper, Parishville Volunteer Rescue Squad, Casella, Parishville AmVets, NYSCOPBA, MVP Sports, and Potsdam McDonalds.

I would also like to acknowledge the amazing support and assistance that we received from the Parishville Kunoco, Middleroad Bottle Redemptions, B99.3FM, Great Northern Printing, the Barking Dog Saloon and Commercial Press Ink.

A special thanks goes out to Ms. Virginia Doll, PHCS athletic director/high school principal for her support and guidance throughout this whole process and to Ralph Krise, whose dedication was able to rally support far and wide for a spectacular silent auction.

And last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank the parents and student-athletes of the PHCS modified and JV Girls basketball team for putting in endless hours throughout the summer and fall to help raise the money needed to make this dream a reality.

Without your hard work and dedication, we would not have our JV team.

Words cannot express how amazing it is to see these girls out on the court now, living their dream. We are all very grateful for your support.

Terry Woods and Lisa MacWilliams