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BHEF Faculty Basketball Game Brings Out Competitive Spirit

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Faculty and staff of each of the Berkeley Heights schools along with Gabriele Fitness trainers participated in the 19th Annual BHEF Basketball Game. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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BHEF trustees Suzanne Honey and Lori Nelson chaired the 19th Annual BHEF Basketball game. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Gabriele Fitness and Performance was the event sponsor of the 19th Annual BHEF Basketball game.  Credits: Bobbie Peer
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School administration came out to support the BHEF event that involved each of the six schools in the district. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Boy Scout Troop 368 Color Guard presented the flag ceremony.  Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Game officials were Vinny Polimeni and David Siegel pictured with BOE president Doug Reinstein.  Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Columbia teacher Patricia Hetherington sang the National Anthem. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Columbia teacher Patricia Hetherington sang the National Anthem. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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BHEF president Lindy Grimes with retiring MKMECC's Chuck Billingslea along with BHEF event chair Suzanne Honey.  Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Columbia Cheerleaders along with team mascot cheered on the spirit of the night. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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MKMECC sang their theme song to kick off the evening's spirit. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Gabriele Fitness trainers participated in the action packed game. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Vince Gabriele picked the luck winning ticket of the 50/50. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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MKMECC custodian Chuck Billingslea, who played in every game since the BHEF inception, will be retiring.   Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Members of the GL Freshman Boys Basketball Team volunteered their time to help at the BHEF Faculty Basketball Game. Pictured from left are Will Tracy, Ryan Davey and Darren Del Duca. Credits: BHEF
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Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad on site. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Woodruff Principal Patty Gasparini boxing out under the basket. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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BOE member Denis Smalley calling the exitement of the game.  Credits: Bobbie Peer
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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ— The Gov. Livingston blue gym was buzzing with excitement as the Berkeley Heights Education Foundation (BHEF) hosted its 19th Annual Faculty Basketball game on Tuesday, March 15.

The Berkeley Heights community enthusiastically cheered on their peers and teachers throughout the night. Teachers from all Berkeley Heights schools battled on the court in an intense match between the Red and Blue Teams.

The Berkeley Heights Boy Scout Color Guard from Troop 368 led the flag ceremony and teacher Patricia Hetherington sang the National Anthem followed by Mary Kay McMillin first grade students taking center court to sing their  theme song before tip-off.

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In between quarters and at halftime, students from Berkeley Heights elementary schools took to the court to perform dances. Woodruff students started off performing “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough," while Mountain Park danced to “Fight Song," and Hughes took it home with pop-hit “Uptown Funk." The Columbia Middle School Cheerleaders halftime routine brought additional excitement from the crowd along with their Tiger mascot.

As the game commenced, the Red Team took an early lead. The Blue Team, however, fought back to keep up intensity until the end. Although the red team came out victorious 55-44, the teams went back-and-forth in an energetic battle for dominance.

In the end, the real winner was the BHEF and its fundraising efforts for the school district. A sense of community and togetherness thrived throughout the night as cheers and laughter filled the gym. The event could not have been possible without the school and community support and help from sponsor Gabriele Fitness and Performance.

“The BHEF is so grateful to the community for their support of our 19th Annual Faculty Basketball game that raises funds that support grants and programs for all Berkeley Heights schools,” Lindy Grimes, President of the BHEF said, “Faculty members along with our event sponsor, Gabriele Fitness and Performance, played to a sold out crowd on the basketball court and entertainment was provided by students from Mary Kay McMillan Early Childhood Center, Woodruff, Hughes, and Mountain Park Schools.”

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