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The 16th Annual Cynthia K. Critelli Memorial Basketball Tournament Raises Funds for Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center

Pictured: Tournament Director, Ron Armellino, Christina Murphy, Oncology Social Worker, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, Barbara Tofani , DNP, RN, NEA-BC,  Administrative Director, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, Amy Tiedemann, PhD, Director of Development, Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation and Philippe Beekman, Sr. VP, Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation.

June 7, 2019

The 16th annual Cynthia K. Critelli Memorial Basketball Tournament run by Hunterdon Horizon presented the Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation with a check for $4,000 to support the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center.  Over the past sixteen years, this event has raised a total of $76,250 to support the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center.

This year the 16th Annual Tournament did not have enough teams to hold the actual basketball tournament.  A number of the teams who planned to play in the event and residents  of Readington and Basking Ridge wanted  to continue the efforts to support this worthy cause.  Ben Ribaudo and his 7th Grade Readington Girls Travel team, Jim Stevens and his 6th grade boys travel team, Pat Barret and his  5th Grade Girls travel teams all donated their team registration fee to the effort. The  Allorto Family (Readington Township),  Flemington-Raritan Youth basketball,and the Mattiola Family (Basking Ridge) and Eliot Runyon (South Brunswick) all made generous donations to the event.

All proceeds from the tournament were donated to Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center in memory of Cynthia K. Critelli, a Readington teacher and beloved community member who died in 2004 after battling breast cancer.

Tournament Director Ron Armellino was extremely appreciative of all these teams and individuals stepping up to continue to support the event. The 17th Annual event date for 2020 is still being determined and will be announced in the future. Any person or organization who would like information on how they can support the event can contact Ron Armellino at rjarmellino@embarqmail.com.

 

 

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