Teachers Beat PBA in Charity Basketball Game

PHOTOS: The teachers of the Lakewood School District beat the Lakewood PBA in the charity basketball game last night, with a final score of 61 to 48.

“Yes, we got “stomped” by the teachers last night, but, it was one of the best community events we have done!”, says PBA Local No. 71 President Gary Przewoznik. “We had a huge turnout of fans, friends, students and families showing support for both teams. The stands were more crowded than I have seen in years!”

Despite the loss, Przewoznik says, “there were no loser’s last night – a great time was had by all!”

Przewoznik says they raised a nice amount of money, as well as food for charity.

“As always, we thank you all for your continued support!”, says Przewoznik. TLS. Photo credits: Officer Summer Cunliffe.

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  1. I was a part of the activities behind Friday’s night’s fundraiser, and I have to say that I was overwhelmed with the turnout. It was a wonderful thing that happened that night, and the Lakewood Police Department was a key factor. They didn’t just send a few men, instead, many of the members showed up and played in support. I can never express the gratitude so many felt towards them, for being there and sharing in the cause. They’re contribution to the night went beyond the basketball court. They also generously donated products for the concession stand at no cost to us.
    I do need to make one comment, however, in response to oish who said that it was ,’No surprise . . . !’ that the police lost. It was to me. They were very young, strong, fit, and athletic. The teachers, on the other hand, came in all shapes and sizes – some very fit, other not quite so much. I (and many others) believed that the Police Department had the game, hands down. However, that was not the case. But, then I reminded myself of just what they’re all about. They maintain themselves in strength and overall endurance in order to perform their job to the best of their ability, and to the standards by which you and every member of all communities expect. They are not trained, nor do they make it a point, to learn and play the game of basketball. Yet, they showed up and gave it their best – quite well, I might add. Although I am not a resident of Lakewood, I couldn’t help but feel proud of what they did that night. More important is the fact that their training is solely for the purpose of protecting you and yours, and not to play basketball. Perhaps a few words of kindness and appreciation would have been more appropriate.

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