PARSIPPANY — On Tuesday, January 22, the Parsippany High and Parsippany Hills girls and boys varsity basketball programs will square off in a cross-town rivalry matchup starting at 5:30 p.m. at Parsippany High School, 309 Baldwin Road.
In an effort to raise awareness and to help support a local non-profit, Athletic Directors of both high schools, Todd Ricker and Michael DiBernard are working with Layups 4 Life in coordinating a “Purple Out” theme night.
During both varsity basketball games, fans and spectators will be encouraged to wear purple to support Layups 4 Life and their efforts in raising vital funds for cancer research and clinical trials. A half-court shooting contest will take place during halftime of both games to help raise funds along with general donations and merchandise sales.
Layups 4 Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is founded on the principles of making a difference in the fight against cancer. Led by cancer survivor Dan Exter and his wife Dana Levine Exter, it is L4L’s mission to help raise vital funds for cancer research and clinical trials. Since 2014, Layups 4 Life has raised close to $80,000 through hosting a variety of events in the sports and social spaces. With the funds that they have raised over the last four years, L4L has made contributions in support of leukemia, pediatric and bone marrow research departments supporting one of the leaders in cancer innovation and research, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).
Additionally, on Saturday, April 27, Layups 4 Life will be hosting their 5th annual 3v3 charity basketball tournament at the Parsippany PAL Youth Center, 33 Baldwin Road. This annual tournament has quickly become one of New Jersey’s largest 3v3 charity basketball tournaments as it averages 40 teams per year. Registration for this tournament will open up in January of 2019 and will be open to ages 18+.
To learn more about Layups 4 Life click here.
Questions regarding this theme night or anything else regarding L4L, email Dan Exter or Dana Levine Exter at firstname.lastname@example.org.