With Kingsborough Community College’s enrollment roster swelling, and projects underway to accommodate growing needs, the school has turned to some imaginative ways of raising funds. Last year was the walkathon, which raised $15,000 for scholarships – and now they’re picking a fight with a bunch of old men.
Thirteen old men, to be exact. And they’re not really that old.
On Sunday, October 24, warriors from the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association will take on the spry youths of Kingsborough’s softball team. But it’s a win-win for the school, who is hosting the match at noon, since they’re getting paid regardless.
Each of the Manhattan Beach players has doled out at least $100 to be on the team, and they’ve been raising additional funds from friends, family and neighbors as well. A final tally of funds raised is not yet available, but the number will be announced at the game on Sunday.
Anyone interested in making a contribution to the school to be presented at the game can contact Edmond Dweck at firstname.lastname@example.org or (917) 747-5863. And, of course, the game is open for anyone to come and watch.