CEDAR GROVE, NJ - March 26th would have been the 4th Annual O’Toole/Scrivo Orange Invitational Volleyball Tournament at Cedar Grove High School.  The Sport Management class had been hard at work collecting sponsors for the event, selling tickets, coordinating team registrations, among many other things.  Then on Friday, March 13th, we got the call that schools would be closed for two weeks due to Covid-19.  The class kept their options open, entertaining various make-up dates in the future once schools reopened, however, the longer this dragged on the less likely it seemed the event would occur.  Finally, on Monday, May 4th, Governor Murphy announced that all New Jersey schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year.  This announcement was the final blow to any hopes of hosting the school's largest charity event.

However, in spite of everything going on with COVID-19, the class has decided to move forward with the fundraiser - virtually.  The class collected many items that they planned to raffle off the night of the event, and have chosen to use their Instagram account as the platform to execute the event.  Here are some of the details to note:

  • The raffle will be held over multiple days, starting in June

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  • A schedule of raffle items and corresponding dates will be released

  • Anyone who purchased a ticket and donated money will have their payment converted on a $1 = 1 ticket basis.

  • The class will send out a Google form to allow participants to “drop” their tickets in the chosen baskets

  • Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase through cash apps (Venmo and PayPal)

  • Some of the prizes include: 4 Mets Tickets, Seton Hall Men’s Basketball Tickets, 55” Smart TV, AirPods and much more.

While the original cause for the event was the JDRF, the class has decided to provide relief for families and those affected by Covid-19.  Please contact Mr. Cardinale by email if you would be interested in purchasing raffle tickets as well as if you know of a family in need of some financial assistance during this time.  

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove is proud to be the media sponsor for the 4th Annual O’Toole/Scrivo Orange Invitational Volleyball Tournament.