This Year’s Line Up for the Officials vs Cancer Tournament Announced

The 7th annual Officials vs. Cancer boys basketball tournament will tip off with slates of games scheduled for Sunday, January 27th at SUNY New Paltz and Saturday, February 9th at Dutchess Community College.

These games are conducted by IAABO Board 114 which is the local boy’s high school basketball official’s organization and we have been able to raise nearly $60, 000 in our six years of running these games with a goal of raising funds to combat cancer. All services rendered by referees and other organizations are donated and  all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

Approximately over  $2 million dollars, nationally,  has been raised by IAABO boards around the country.

“Our local board has been one of the leading organizations in funds raised and we are very proud of this. ” commented Bill Proal, a 42 year member of the Board and past President.  “It’s a personal thing for our membership as we have lost several men to this disease and we have several cancer survivors in our organization. ”

The games will be held over two weekend dates at two area college campus’.

This event matches up some of the best head to head competition that area basketball fans would otherwise not get to see during the regular season.  Included in the schedule are notoriously entertaining games between Poughkeepsie and Newburgh high school boys basketball teams,  Spackenkill vs O’Neill, and Roosevelt vs Arlington; along with other match-ups that have provided thrilling buzzer beater wins and triple overtime games.

The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, January 27 at SUNY New Paltz

12:30  –  John Jay vs. Cornwall
2:15   –  Kingston vs. North Rockland
4:00   –  Poughkeepsie vs. Newburgh
5:45   –  New Paltz vs. Beacon

Saturday, February 9 at Dutchess Community College

12:30  –  Lourdes vs. Ketcham

2:15   –  Red Hook vs. Monroe-Woodbury

4:00   –  Beacon vs. Arlington

5:45  –  Spackenkill vs. O’Neill

For more information, visit the  IAABO Board 114 website and a Community Fundraising sign up website for donations.

Previous links to the Past Tournaments:

One on 1 with Hank Boldin
https://hudsonvalleynewsnetwork.com/2017/02/03/referee-blows-whistle-cancer/

Poughkeepsie vs Newburgh 2017
https://hudsonvalleynewsnetwork.com/2017/01/29/video-poughkeepsie-vs-newburgh-basketball/

Officials vs Cancer Highlights from SUNY New Paltz – 2017
https://hudsonvalleynewsnetwork.com/2017/01/30/video-highlights-official-vs-cancer-tournament/