Hoopsters are invited to play basketball and earn money for a good cause through the Ted Jasieniecki Alumni basketball game.
Money raised from the 23rd annual alumni game will benefit the Bloomfield Education Foundation.
The game is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Bloomfield High School main gym, with a snow date set for Friday, Jan. 20.
Ted Jasieniecki was an active member of the Bloomﬁeld community and longtime member of the Lion’s Club. In November 1987, he died of cancer at the age of 37. Jasieniecki was one of the best basketball players in Bloomﬁeld‘s history. Ted was one of the few players to join the elite 1,000-point club at Bloomfield High School.
Through the scholarship fund and the previous alumni games, more than $100,000 has been awarded to graduating seniors at Bloomfield High School. Players in this year's game are asked to donate $20 to participate to help fund the scholarships.
Donations will also be accepted by alumni and visitors. The Bloomﬁeld Educational Foundation is a registered 501-c-3, so the donations are fully deductible.
Memorabilia will be on display in the gym lobby, including high school keepsakes, varsity letters, retired jerseys - including Ted's No. 31 jersey.
During halftime of this year’s game, the foundation will be sponsoring a raffle where the winner will have the opportunity to make a half-court shot and win a $300 grand prize. Raffles will be available for $5 prior to, and during the ﬁrst half of the game. Shooters may purchase as many raffles as they like to increase their chances.
If the winner doesn‘t make the shot, there will be a cash consolation prize.
After the game, a post-game reception will take place at the Essex Manor at 41 Broughton Ave. A $20 per person cover charge will cover the cost of beer, wine, soda and a buffet dinner. Children under 15 eat for free. Game participants will receive a $5 discount.
Call 973-680-8652 in case of inclement weather.