Return to Headlines

Hoops For Haiti



RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

74 Ridge Road, Rumson, NJ 07760   

732-842-1597

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 30, 2019

Hoops for Haiti

 

The RFH chapter of the French National Honor Society sponsored its annual Hoops for Haiti 3-on-3 basketball tournament on April 10 to benefit the Haitian People's Support Project. The tournament involved 16 teams composed of students and staff and raised over 500 dollars. The money that is raised from this annual event funds projects in orphanages, schools and impoverished communities. The proceeds from last year's tournament went towards the purchase of two solar powered generators for a community that had been completely without power since Hurricane Matthew in 2016. This year's proceeds are going to the ELT art school, a school that takes at-risk youth from the streets of Port-au-Prince and teaches them to draw, paint, sculpt and create artisanal products. All of the money is sent to worthy projects through the Haitian People's Support Project www.haitiansupportproject.org. This year’s winners were Pete Crowley, Owen McLaughlin and Nicholas Ferrara.  The tournament is completely student run, with French Honor Society members organizing, refereeing, and calling the games.


About Rumson-Fair Haven Regional: Rumson-Fair Haven was recognized as a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education. The high school, accredited by Middle States Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges and the NJ Department of Education, is a comprehensive high school of approximately 1000 students in grades 9-12. Consistently over the years, more than 95 % of our graduates have attended post secondary institutions.