The Johnson City K-8 staff will face off against the high school staff in the annual Athletes 2 Athletes basketball game. Will the K-8 staff take the win for the third year in a row? You’ll have to attend the game to see!
Athletes 2 Athletes or A2A is a non-profit run by students at Johnson City High School that started in 2011. It all started in Joe Schieve’s business class. Since the beginning more than 100 students have participated. This year there are 29 student volunteers planning this years event.
The non-profit holds this fundraiser every year to help the community. Each year, money is raised and donated to a local organization. This year, the money being raised will be donated to the Vandermark family, for their four-year-old son, Jackson Vandermark who is in need of a heart transplant.. Jackson is the son of a Johnson City Police officer.
Money will also be donated to the Taylor family, who is very involved with the community and Johnson City Youth Athletics. Mrs. Taylor has breast cancer and her children are students at Johnson City schools.
Since 2011, more than $50,000 has been raised to local charities and families in need.
Not only is this a fundraiser, but it’s also a fun competition between faculty members. During the game there will be concessions, raffles, 50/50, face painting and more.
The basketball game will be on Thursday, February 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Johnson City High School.
Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students and children under 5 are free.
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar will be an honorary captain and will be playing in the game.