After multiple delays, Layups 4 Life hosted their 2021 charity basketball tournament at the Parsippany PAL. 12 teams, consisting with players of all skill levels participated in the annual event that raises vital funds for cancer research and clinical trials. “We are thrilled that we were able to keep this event alive”, said Dan Exter, Layups 4 Life’s CEO. “We had multiple postponements due to Covid-19 and we wanted to make sure that the teams who had committed to the event were able to attend and those interested were able to experience our tournament.”
Layups 4 Life’s 3v3 tournament was help at the Parsippany PAL for a fourth consecutive year and typically averages anywhere between 30-40 teams. The non-profit organization worked closely with the PAL to take all necessary Covid protocols and health procedures to ensure a safe and enjoyable event. “At the end of the day, the health and safety of our participants, volunteers and spectators are of the highest priority to us”, Exter said. “While we did not want to cancel the event, if we felt that this would be compromised, then we would not have hosted this event. We are glad that it did not get to that point and we were able to host an event that brings people together, raises funds for a cause that is personal to me and my family and enjoy a basketball filled day. “
In total over $2,700 was raised through the 2021 charity basketball tournament. Funds will be donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to help in their efforts of cancer research and clinical trials. There were two winners at this year’s tournament, Gold’s Elite (Mike Schwartz, Craig Tomkins, Dan Keating, Josh Funk, pictured above) and The Wolfpack (Scott Somsel, Alexander Brown, Mike Patrone).