Raiders/Greyhounds to raise money for ALS in memory of Tim Considine.
Who says working together can’t happen between bitter rivals?
No, I’m not talking about the clowns in Washington struggling to figure out what the word compromise means.
I speak of a special effort between two Naugatuck Valley League foes who will team up to raise money for a cause near and dear to each schools heart.
On Friday, January 4, the Torrington Boys basketball team will host the Naugatuck Greyhounds with a couple sets of goals in mind.
First, both teams want to come away with the win.
Only one can on the court.
It’s what’s scheduled to happen before the game that will guarantee both teams a much bigger win.
You see, this is going to be a competitive fund raising effort between the two schools with the proceeds donated to the ALS Foundation in memory of a Torrington legend, Tim Considine.
The two organizers, Eric and Christine Gamari have special ties to both the man and the two schools as well.
Tim Considine was Christine Gamari’s uncle and a devoted father, friend and coach in Torrington who was taken from us this fall far too soon and from a dreadful ailment like ALS.
Christine (Strawson) Gamari was a standout athlete during her days at Torrington High School who now teaches at Naugatuck High.
Eric Gamari is the coach of the Torrington boys and will be looking to out-raise his significant other at the gate.
You won’t find two better people if you try, by the way.
The contest is simple.
When a fan gets to the admission table, they simple state which school they want their money to go to.
A representative of thee ALS Foundation will be on hand and will make a presentation at some point during thee night.
Supporters from both schools are encouraged to wear either Kelly or Irish Green shirts to show their support for a man who meant so much to the Torrington community.
As Christine Gamari wrote, “Two schools fighting this disease together will be better than one person or school fighting it alone.”
Look for the Connie Donahue Gymnasium to be packed on January 4.
Be a part of the greatest feeling in the world……giving.