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C.U.C.D. Thanks Volunteers and Donors

TUCKAHOE, N.Y. – The Children Understanding Cultural Differences basketball organization hosted a fundraising breakfast at the Quarry Restaurant Sunday, raising $2,650 to fund the youth sports program that serves children in Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe.

“I want to thank everyone for making this day possible,” C.U.C.D founder and coach Donald Gunther said. “I want to thank the eighth-grade boys for the gift, thank the mothers that made me feel like a king and thanks to the parents for sharing their blessings, who you raised to be wonderful young boys.”

Gunther also thanked community organizations; Backyard Sports, Wells Fargo Bank (Tuckahoe), Hudson Valley Bank (Lindsay Carden), S.O.S. (Save Our Sons), Tuckahoe Youth Association, Tuckahoe After School Care, the Bronxville and Tuckahoe school districts, Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond and Trustees Janette Hayes, Steven Quigley and Greg Luisi, Tuckahoe Police Department, Concordia College basketball coach Brian Sondey, Tuckahoe football coach John D’Arco and Tony Sayegh.

Former Tuckahoe High School star-athlete Donta Johnson spoke at the event and the C.U.C.D. family honored Tuckahoe UFSD Superintendent Edward Reilly, Eastchester Firefighter John Reichelt Danny Weisse (Johnny Rockets), Tuckahoe High basketball star Justin Nolan for coaching, seventh grade team coach Artie Allen and Quarry owner  Dominic Cesarini.

C.U.C.D. Seventh Graders Top New Castle

In Sunday’s game, Jamon Murray and Jason Douglas led the way as the seventh graders defeated New Castle 46-26 to lift their record to 8-2. The team’s next game is Feb. 12.

The eighth grade team lost to New Rochelle by 10 points and will play again Friday against Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow.

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