Faculty and staff of the district hit the courts in an effort to raise money for pediatric cancer.
During the second annual “Battle of the Schools, Teachers Spiking out Cancer” volleyball tournament organized by middle school reading specialist Kelly Bardak and held at the Lindenhurst High School, teachers, administrators and staff competed against each other, much to the enjoyment of the community of spectators.
Bardak had been conducting a small fundraiser in the middle school known as “Ty Tuesday” in an effort to raise money and awareness for Ty Louis Campbell, a 5-year-old boy from Bardak’s hometown, who passed away from brain cancer. Last year she was determined to expand upon the effort, and as such, included all district staff as well as the Lindenhurst community. She also included the Christina Renna Foundation to the list of recipients in honor of the young Lindenhurst student who, sadly, lost her battle with cancer. Christina was a member of the girls varsity track when Bardak was the assistant coach about 10 years ago.
In its inaugural year, the fundraiser generated $3,500 for the Christina Renna and Ty Louis Campbell foundations. This year, $3,600 was raised.
This year, the high school team, “Set for Life” reigned victorious, stripping the title from last year’s winner, the team representing Daniel Street, Harding and West Gates Avenue Elementary Schools.