The Jamestown Area YMCA recently held its seventh annual basketball party during the NCAA Final Four games at the Crystal Ballroom which netted over $19,000. The proceeds will be used for youth programming at the YMCA.
Top prizes of the evening were awarded to Rob Foti, first-place $5,000 winner; Robert Rizzardi, second-place $1,500 winner; Mike Hogan, third-place $1,000 winner; Steve Lindquist, fourth-place Buffalo Sabres prize pack winner; and Steve Rothenberg, fifth-place YMCA one-year family membership winner.
The pool winners included Nick Emley, Jim Hanson, Steve Kindberg, Gabe Panebianco, Mark Panebianco, John Powers and Jack Thompson while the V.I.P. lounge bid was won by Salim Saravaiya.
Rob Foti, center, holds the grand prize $5,000 check from the YMCA’s seventh annual Final Four event. Valerie Ells, YMCA board president and fundraising chairperson, and Mark Eckendorf, YMCA CEO, presented the winning check.
Bill Loomis, Tom Anderson, Bethany Seastrum and Annette Miller won the free throw competition sponsored by Pepsi Beverages Company and won a case of Pepsi product.
Nick Emley, Edna Roman and Anthony Pezzulo were the 50-50 drawing winners.
Winners of the basket auction were Bethany Seastrum, Molly Sposato, Annette Miller, Cindy Kay and Joanne James while Josiah Schauman won the Shop Vac door prize donated by Everydays True Value.
Other prizes were awarded for every 30th ticket drawn and special awardees included Tom Wight, Cathy Panebianco, Dick Andzel, Salim Saravaiya, Barb Adkins, Elizabeth Pierson, Sharon Johnson, Mike Paterniti, Mary Gerarde, Mike Baker, Stephanie Baker, Chris Smith, Amy Brink, Kane Brink, Bob Lind, Doug Miller, and Russ Bonfiglio.