According to DZ Foundation Founder Jordan Kaplan, this year's charity basketball tournament raised $16,000, to be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This year marked the third annual event. Last year, the event raised $15,000, and the year before $8,300.
The DZ Foundation and annual 3-on-3 tournament honor a Mahwah graduate who died in 2011.
Dan Zolotorofe suffered from Type I Diabetes, and died after suffering a heart attack caused by complications from the disease. Not long after his death, a group of Zolotorofe’s friends formed theDZ Foundation, a charity that raises money to support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation research, and award scholarships to a Mahwah High School students in Dan’s name.