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With Half-Court Throws, Roxbury Interact Helps Cancer Fight

Steve Alford jokes with Interact Club members Emily Mayor, Michelle Vanadia and Lauren VanHorne

ROXBURY, NJ – It isn't easy to get a 9.5-inch-diameter ball into an 18-inch-diameter basket from 38 feet away. But nobody said curing cancer was easy.

People attending Roxbury High School boys basketball team home games have been trying their hardest to do both. For $2 a shot, the Roxbury High School Interact Club offers game attendees the chance to take half-court shots during each game’s halftime breaks. The money raised by the club, an offshoot of the Roxbury Rotary Club, is donated to a Roxbury-based program raising money to help fight cancer.

“I would say we raised about 70 bucks tonight,” said Roxbury Rotary Club President Steve Alford when halftime ended at a recent Roxbury Gaels game. He said the game, against Morris Hills, wasn’t one of the more heavily attended matches, so the half-court challenge participation was modest.

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“But if we do this every night, we raise about a thousand bucks by the time the season’s over,” said Alford.

The money will be given to Layups 4 Life, a fundraising effort created last year by 29-year-old Roxbury High School graduate Dan Exter. He began Layups 4 Life - a 3-on-3 basketball tournament taking place at Roxbury High School on April 10 – as a way of raising money for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Exter, now living in Jersey City, said the hospital saved his life in 2013 after he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

The tournament raised more than $10,000 last year and Exter is hoping to double that this time around. The day-long tournament is open to players 15 and older. It costs $25 per player until April 4. After that day, the price increases by $5.

Registration for Layups 4 Life can be done online.

Was it really triceps workout day that caused muscular Roxbury High School grad Angelo Mangiro, now playing football for Penn State, to miss the backboard? Watch and decide:


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An Open Letter from Morris County Educators

May 9, 2018

May 8, 2018

To the editor,

We are writing on behalf of the more than 1,600 public school employees working in our schools.  We are proud of the work that we do, and we are the reason that our schools celebrate notable achievements and our students’ goals and dreams are often fulfilled. 

Today marks the annual Teacher Appreciation Day, a day in which our nation takes a ...

Lacking Respect

As a parent of children who have attended Kennedy Elementary School in Succasunna starting in 2010, I am very disappointed that you chose to use Mr Eric Renfors  “No Shave November photos” to announce his resignation.

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NYU Accepts Roxbury's Max Dorn

May 25, 2018

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Sara Christian, Class of 2018 from Flanders, NJ

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