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TEENS GOTTA BELIEVE 2017 3V3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

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The (Basket)Ball is definitely rolling.... Thank you all for your generosity! :-)
March 19, 2017

Please join Ryan (and many of the students of the North Shore High School) in supporting the 2nd annual Teens Gotta Believe Basketball Tournament  See more
Ryan O'Day

THE STORY:

Think of yourself now as a teenager or back to when you were a teenager. What are you or were you like?  Funny, mouthy or quiet, full of dreams – and attitude, bright, maybe even brilliant?

Now imagine yourself, left to navigate the world without your family. Picture yourself without years of parental guidance. Without Thanksgiving holidays with family. Without Mom or Dad to call on when times were rough. Without anyone believing that you could be the person you want to be, the person you are today.

Thousands of youth who leave foster care face adulthood completely on their own. They are asked to step out into the adult world without a support system to help them negotiate life’s challenges – in one of the most expensive, and stressful cities in the world.

Teens Gotta Believe is an annual basketball fundraiser held at North Shore High School, founded by a student, Ryan O'Day and run by high school students in support of older youth in and aging out of foster care through the You Gotta Believe Organization. All proceeds go to the You Gotta Believe organization.

Ryan O'Day is an 18-year-old senior at North Shore High School with a special love for the game of basketball.  During his junior year, after reading the New York Times bestseller "Etched in Sand" by New Suffolk attorney and author Regina Calcaterra, depicting her childhood of abuse, homelessness and foster care on Long Island, he learned about the challenges facing youths in foster care.   He was moved to act and decided to lend a hand - and a few feet - to do what he could to help.  So, Ryan organized a day filled with basketball,  music, and a lot of fun, to raise awareness.  "Teens Gotta Believe" was founded to help raise funds for the Coney Island-based "You Gotta Believe," a non-profit whose mission is to assist older youths in foster care find permanent, adoptive families before they age out.  It's never too late for family!

"I decided to take something I love, basketball, and combine it to create this event.  This is for a really great cause that I truly believe in and I am hoping others can believe in it too."

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To This Fundraiser

$9,230

MONEY RAISED
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  • Demi Otis

    $50

  • McMahon Family

    $50

  • Elizabeth Disimone

    $100

  • Victoria & Tomas

    $50

  • Lewin Family

    $100

  • The Kontorouhas Family

    $100

  • The Clarke Family

    $100

  • Elaine & Richard Bezinski

    $50

  • Lisa Sferrazza

    $100

  • Gram and Gramp

    $100

  • Elyse Silver

    $50

  • Vincent Ralph Quercia, Jr.

    $25

  • Luca and Max Marra

    $25

  • Cousins Mike, Linda, and Emily Famiglietti

    $250

  • Mrs Kornfeld

    $10

  • The Green Family

    $100

  • The Mcginley Family

    $25

  • Kimberly McLeod

    $50

  • Forsander

    $50

  • Suzanne Gaeta

    $75

  • Andolina Family

    $100

  • Sluka Family

    $25

  • Carolinac Boucos

    $50

  • Solomos family

    $50

  • Mary Francolini

    $50

  • Rita Brugmann

     

  • The Alfarone's

    $50

  • The Jacklin Family

    $100

  • Evergreen Clean

    $100

  • Vincent Guarino

    $500

  • Philip and Andrea Turbin

    $100

  • Heather Ritter

    $50

  • Chad Gross

    $100

  • Rick Adonailo

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lynne Quiroz

    $50

  • Vincent & Grace Graziosi and Family

    $100

  • Tiffany Gold

    $100

  • Tj Thompson

    $100

  • Vlahopoulos Family

    $50

  • Rose Aufiero

    $50

  • Kevin Bolowsky

    $50

  • Cuite family

    $200

  • LiPera family

    $50

  • Erika Banno

    $25

  • The Reid Family

    $50

  • Joanne Riendeau

    $50

  • Lisa and James Albanese

    $50

  • The Wedlock family

    $100

  • The Colombos Family

    $50

  • Sandra Livoti

    $25

  • Rich Kenna

    $250

  • Nicki Milanese Tedesco

     

  • Dawn and Anthony Papiro

    $50

  • Willis Family

    $100

  • Peter Pantazakos

    $100

  • The Granelli Family

     

  • Genest Family

    $100

  • Kathleen Bonadonna

    $100

  • Angela and Robert Michal

    $200

  • Ciotoli Family

    $50

  • Rocio Mosqueira-Porres

    $50

  • Notaris Family

    $50

  • Randy & Danielle Griffin

    $100

  • The Sepe Family

    $50

  • Linda Oak

     

  • Sandra Crane

    $100

  • George Family

     

  • Fabilli Family

    $20

  • E Scheblein Plumbing & Heating

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Peter Helmus

    $100

  • Donald Rant

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jack Hasso

    $500

  • Henry and Janet Oak

    $500

  • The Aughavin Family

    $25

  • Anthony & Rosa Alessi

    $200

  • Ann Kronik-Hendrickson

    $100

  • Mark Reali

    $100

  • Helen and Reniel

    $50

  • Nancy Famiglietti

    $250

  • The Labbatte Family

    $75

  • The Patrichuk Family

    $50

  • The Bennett Family

    $300

  • The Gillman Family

    $150

  • The Fuentes Family

    $50

  • The Saltzman Family

    $50

  • Mariela Novikov

    $50

  • Carol frittola

    $25

  • A Believer

    $500

  • Lorraine & Anthony

    $50

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92% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $9,480 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Ryan O'Day

Amount Raised

$9,230

 

92% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lorraine & Anthony

Lorraine & Anthony

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

A Believer

A Believer

DONATION: $500

Ryan, Thanks for doing this 1 year ago

Carol frittola

Carol frittola

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Mariela Novikov

Mariela Novikov

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

The Saltzman Family

The Saltzman Family

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

The Fuentes Family

The Fuentes Family

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

The Gillman Family

The Gillman Family

DONATION: $150

1 year ago

The Bennett Family

The Bennett Family

DONATION: $300

1 year ago

The Patrichuk Family

The Patrichuk Family

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

The Labbatte Family

The Labbatte Family

DONATION: $75

1 year ago