The second annual Malone Mulhall benefit basketball game will be held Saturday at Adelphi University.
Presented by Joe Lynch of Floral Park, the event kicks off at 1 p.m. and will feature collegiate and professional players.
The game honors the memory of Camp ANCHOR counselors Jamie and Paige Malone, daughters of long time Garden City High School guidance counselor Jim Malone, and Michael Mulhall, who tragically died in an automobile accident in July 2010.
Monies raised will help establish scholarships at the University of Scranton, where Mulhall attended, and the University of Richmond, where the Malone sisters attended.
“As construction continues on a $6 million, year-round ANCHOR recreational complex in Lido Beach that will named in honor of Michael, Paige and Jamie, we celebrate the phenomenal services provided to our physically challenged residents by the gifted ANCHOR staff who exemplify their sheer devotion and heartwarming kindness on a daily basis,” Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray said.
“Hempstead Town salutes organizer Joe Lynch and all the players who will participate in this Saturday’s benefit game. We encourage town residents and all basketball fans to attend the game and enjoy the talents of the remarkable athletes who will participate.”
Chris Mullin, a St. John's alum who went on to pro basketball superstardom, will coach one of the teams while basketball announcer Mike Breen will guide the other squad. Players slated to make an appearance include Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs, and Justin Burrell and Paris Horne of St. John’s, Truck Bryant of West Virginia, Tyronne Nash of Notre Dame and Scott Machado of Iona.
Following the game, attendees can collect autographs.
Tickets priced at $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under, will be sold at the door beginning at 12:30 p.m.