BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Despite Mother Nature’s best efforts, The Berkeley Heights Education Foundation (BHEF) Annual Faculty Basketball game was once again a rousing success, even with a one-week delay due to snow.  The BHEF celebrated its 20th annual March Madness with a sold-out crowd and new sponsor, the Smith Chiropractic Foundation, on Tuesday, March 21, one week later than originally planned.  Teachers and staff represented all of Berkeley Heights' schools in a hard fought game and displayed incredible basketball skills on both teams.  

The evening kicked off with Boy Scout Troop 68 presenting the flag and Columbia Middle School students Kyasia AhKao, Victoria Mauri, Vivien Reed and Abby Miller singing the National Anthem.  

Next were the Mary K. McMillin students performing their school song “We are Stars.” Other game-time entertainment included incredible performances by all three elementary schools and the Columbia Middle School cheerleaders.  

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The BHEF would like to thank the following people for their dedicated help towards this popular event:  

Sponsor, Smith Chiropractic Foundation and Dr. Patrick Smith; Announcer, Denis Smalley; Music Coordinators Herman Maftes, Brendon Koch, Bobby Matfes; Scoreboard Tom Barton; Refs Vinny Polimeni and Tom Decataldo; the Berkeley Heights Police Department; the Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad; all of the players; Elementary School Entertainment Coordinators Michelle Guerriero, Maria Graziano, Cathy Pearsall, Lauren Ryan, Karen Twill, Haley Smith; Troop leader Terrence Grossman; the administration and the custodial staff of Governor Livingston High School; the Berkeley Heights Board of Education, and Mrs. Judy Rattner, Superintendent of Schools. We would also like to thank everyone who came out to watch the game and support the efforts of the BHEF! 

The BHEF is a nonprofit, volunteer fundraising organization that, for more than 20 years, has helped provide innovative hands-on educational programs and cutting edge technology to students across all six schools in Berkeley Heights. We are a complimentary organization to the individual school PTOs, working to enhance the educational experience for all of our children. To learn more about the BHEF, how you can get involved, and how to donate to our organization, please visit www.BHedFoundation.org