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PHOTOS: Newtown Team in Mahwah Raises Money, Hope for Sandy Hook

The girls basketball team from the town still healing from a school shooting tragedy came to Ramapo College for a special game

The girls basketball team from Newtown High School was in Mahwah Sunday for a special game against the team from the Saddle River Day School.

The game raised money for Threes for Sandy Hook, a fundraising program started by the Newtown Nighthawks Girls Varsity Basketball team in response to the school shooting tragedy in Newtown last December.

The fundraiser is simple - for every three-point shot made at a game during the season, a three-dollar donation is made to a fund that supports the community of NewtownSRDS is one of over 500 teams across the region who signed on to dedicate their season to helping Sandy Hook.

Ramapo College hosted the game, and Sunday was declared official 'Support Sandy Hook Day' in Mahwah.

SRDS won the game but the feeling of community and connection was the real winner.

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Steven Sbarra February 25, 2013 at 03:00 PM
If you missed this event, you missed a wonderful day of love, respect and unity showed by all who were a part of it. Who will ever forget the player introductions where they lined up and locked arms in a show of support. Both schools should be proud of their girls and they way they representated themselves. Excellent job by everyone who helped put this event together.
Debi Weaver February 26, 2013 at 03:36 AM
Awesome to follow this event from Southeast Asia! So proud of the coaches/directors that pulled it together and supported the teams!

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