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Second Annual Three-on-Three Community Fund Basketball Tournament an Overwhelming Success


By Amy Korb, Executive Director, The Community Fund

Nov. 27, 2019: The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe held its second youth basketball tournament on Oct. 20 at the Main Street Courts in Tuckahoe.

This event was created to celebrate the Community Fund’s role in refurbishing the basketball courts and has grown into a popular tradition that brings families together across all three towns to enjoy some friendly basketball and this revitalized community recreational space.

Tournament participation doubled since last year, with 130 players across the 6th/7th-grade and 8th/9th-grade brackets. The teams included a mix of boys and girls teams from Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe.

Maxwell Pearce, Tuckahoe native, celebrity dunker and a new member of the Harlem Globetrotters, came to show his support and spoke to the crowd. He talked about how much the Main Street courts meant to him growing up and his appreciation for The Community Fund’s role in helping to renovate and bring new energy back to this important community asset.

Although late afternoon rain caused the 8/9th games to be postponed until Sunday Oct. 27, the tournament finished up in an exciting finale packed with families in the St. Joseph’s school gym.

Below are the winning teams: 

The 6th / 7th Grade Boys Event was won by Team Ankle Breakers (Eastchester) that included Joseph Deljovic, GianLuca Rizzo, Jackson Shepelsky, and Peter Telesco.

The Girls Division Event ended in a tie between Team Three C and E (St. Joseph School) and Team Blue Devils (Bronxville). Team C and E included Caitlyn Carey, Colleen Carey, Emily Enke, and Caroline Nowak  Team Blue Devils included Hope Hershberg, Kayla Rugova, Isabella Fenner, and Savanna Delli Colli

The 8th/9th Grade Boys Event was won by Team Broccoli from Bronxville. This team included Ted Heraty, Owen Atkeson, and Finn Sands.

Amy Korb, Community Fund Executive Director, stated “We are thrilled to see so much enthusiasm and support for our basketball event and the new courts at Main Street Park. This event really captures our mission of supporting and connecting our residents across the three towns and making sure that we are helping to fund health and wellness initiatives that keep members of all ages active and engaged in our wonderful community. A big thank you to Dave Scalzo, Donna Ruhanen, and the other volunteers that gave their time and effort into creating such a fantastic event.”

For 100 years, The Community Fund has been supporting agencies and community programs which provide services to residents of the Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and Tuckahoe (BET) area, including: 

• Family initiatives, including cancer support groups, bereavement counseling, and drug and alcohol and counseling services. 

• Senior living assistance, including escorts for transportation, housecleaning services, shopping assistance, and recreational programs. 

• Youth support, including after school programs, teen scene activities, summer enrichment programs, and drug and substance abuse education in BET schools. 

• Healthcare funding including the free flu shots in partnership with NY Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, and the purchase of state of the art ambulances for Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corps (EVAC), the primary ambulance provider in our area.

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Community Service Organizations Directory

Community Service Organizations

Bronxville Beautification Council

Organized in 1982 and incorporated in 1993, the Bronxville Beautification Council (BBC) is a not for profit organization administered by a Board of Directors. Its mission is to enhance and maintain the natural and man-made beauty of Bronxville Village, with emphasis on the downtown business district of Bronxville. The BBC uses the dollars raised in its annual spring solicitation letter to residents to fund the mum, tulip and summer flower plantings downtown and at traffic intersections, as well as the summer hanging baskets. Every few years the group spearheads such major endeavors as the renovation of Leonard Morange Square on the west side of the railroad tracks and the beautification of the Lawrence Hospital traffic circle, which included the addition of plants and the building of the fountain that now makes a gracious western portal to our town. The BBC also works with other civic groups to monitor the aesthetics of retail signage, the consistency of sidewalk materials, and litter and graffiti. During Beautify Bronxville Week, the BBC sponsors a poetry reading and works with Scout groups on the annual village clean-up. 

Bronxville Beautification Council
PO Box 127
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Boy Scouts

The village of Bronxville has a long tradition of scouting. “The troops and packs of Bronxville have maintained the finest scouting organizations and have taught the boys of the Bronxville area to be leaders and outstanding members of the local, national and global communities.”

There are several Boy Scout Troops in Bronxville, including Troops 1, 2, 4, and 5.

Bronxvillle Girls Scouts

The Girls Scouts is “the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.” In Girl Scouts, “girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Through the many enriching experiences provided by Girl Scouts, they can grow courageous and strong.”

Bronxville Historical Conservancy

The Bronxville Historical Conservancy was founded in 1998 to further the understanding and appreciation of the history and current life of the village. The Conservancy furthers its mission through the presentation of programs, publications, lectures and special events that foster an awareness of the village's architectural, artistic and cultural heritage, and lends its support for projects designed to strengthen and preserve those legacies. Anyone who is interested in the Bronxville and its history can become a member; varying levels of membership are available. 

Bronxville Historical Conservancy
PO Box 989
Bronxville, New York 10708


Bronxville School Foundation

The Bronxville School Foundation, founded in 1991, is a non-profit organization independent from the school with the sole purpose of supporting the school. The Foundation raises money each year through donations from school families, community members, and alumni, among others.These contributions fund grants that provide cutting-edge technology, innovative programs and curriculum and other resources that are beyond the scope of public school funding.

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Women’s Club

The Bronxville Women’s Club offers lectures, exhibits and concerts. It also has a beautiful clubhouse which is available for rental for events.

135 Midland Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Youth Council

The Bronxville Youth Council provides volunteer and leadership opportunities for high school students in the village of Bronxville.

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-395-0500 ext 1789

Counseling Center

Founded in 1971, the mission of the Counseling Center “is to provide a wide range of psychotherapeutic and counseling services to individuals, couples and families by a staff of highly trained, experience and dedicated psychotherapists. 

The Counseling Center
180 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester & Tuckahoe

The mission of the Community Fund is “to support broad social services in Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and Tuckahoe through grants and technical support to local agencies and community projects. All money raised here in our community stays here in our community.” 

15 Park Place
Bronxville, New York 10708

Friends of the Bronxville Library

The Friends of the Bronxville Library is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to focus attention on the “Library’s services, facilities and needs” as well as sponsor projects and provide materials that are beyond the reach of the Library’s regular budget and perform other services. 

Junior League of Bronxville

The Junior League of Bronxville is “an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.”

Rotary Club of Bronxville

The mission of the Rotary Club of Bronxville is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and to encourage and foster (1) the development of friendships within the community as an opportunity for service, (2) high ethical standards in business and professions, (3) the application of the ideal of service of each member to his personal and business and community life and (4) the advancement of international understanding, good will and peace through a world fellowship.” 

Senior Citizens of Bronxville

Senior Citizens of Bronxville is a not-for-profit organization that provides services and programs to seniors within the 10708 zip code area. “Programs cover a wide range of activities from educational seminars and cultural enrichment, to community services, bridge classes and exercise.”



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