LIVINGSTON, NJ — Faculty members from Burnet Hill Elementary School emerged victorious in a head-to-head competition that was the first of its kind in Livingston.

A friendly basketball game between teachers from Burnet Hill and Riker Hill was recently held at Heritage Middle School, where parents, students and staff came together to display school pride and to support the event’s efforts to raise funds for Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Livingston High School Principal Mark Stern and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Block served as referees while Burnet Hill Principal Sara Bright and Riker Hill Principal Justin Toomey coached their teams in the ultimate fight for bragging rights.

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Ultimately, the Burnet Hill Bobcats became the champions of the first-ever “Battle of the Hills,” and all proceeds will help support Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN), a 501©3 affiliate of Livingston’s Healthy Community, Healthy Youth (HCHY), was formed in 2016 to support people in the Livingston community who are experiencing financial hardship.

In addition to managing the local food pantry, Livingston’s Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (better known as CHOW), LNHN also provides short-term emergency financial assistance and a variety of in-kind support including meal donations, fresh produce, non-perishables, and grocery store gift cards to residents in need. Additionally, LNHN works in tandem with the township social worker, who screens families to confirm their needs and provide additional resources if available.