A Slam Dunk for Charity

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Ward Melville’s boys basketball program recently initiated a community service project aimed at sending care packages to servicemen and women stationed overseas. 

The students sold silicone bracelets to raise money and used the collected monetary contributions to buy an array of items for the soldiers. Fittingly named “Operation Care Package,” the team members, their families and coach Piccirillo created more than 160 care packages filled with protein powder, hot sauce, gum, personal hygiene products, personal messages from students throughout the Three Village School District and much more.

The district commends the following students who worked selflessly to develop this project: 

Basketball Program Members: 
Todor Bliznakov
Myles Brown
Nick Bruckner
Ethan Buscaglia
Frankie Carroll
Tim Chu
Nicholas Cristodero
Michael Dargan
Tom Engel
Jason Flynn
Asher Heilbron
John Holland
Darlan Honore
Josh Horvath
Luke McIlvaine
Dylan Moore
Paul Otto Nicholson
David Ramos
Tom Ribaudo
Stevie Rueck
Giancarlo Serratore
Giovanni Serratore
Ben Shank

Other Participating Students: 
Paige Carroll
Keira Flynn
Tyler Flynn
Ian Licavoli
Zach Licavoli
Alex Martell
Justin Martell
Conor Matthews
Jay Monopoli
Drew Nicholson 
Jack Nicholson
Christian Powell
Julia Rotoli
Matt Rotoli
Jadyn Stoecker
Nick Stoecker
James Van Vechten
Paige Van Vechten
Nolan Woods