Playing hoops in memory of Adam Barsel

Youth Board Basketball Tournament raises over $20K for scholarship


The annual Five Towns Community Chest Youth Board Basketball Tournament was held at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns new gymnasium in Lawrence on March 17.

A total of 130 players competed in three-on-three basketball games, including a dozen adult and 22 youth teams. There were 50 volunteers, 75 sponsors and a few hundred spectators.

The tournament is dedicated to the memory of Adam Barsel, a Hewlett High School student who was killed in a car accident in 2000. The event raised more than $20,000 for the scholarship that was named in his memory.