Statement from Staten Island Borough President Vito J. Fossella on Thanksgiving Eve High School Basketball Tournament
We recently learned that the Public School Athletic League will not give permission for a public school to play against another public school during the Staten Island High School Basketball League tournament which has happened on Thanksgiving Eve for decades.
This is a time-honored, small-town tradition and a crucial part of the high school basketball experience. I remember playing this game at least 40 years ago as a student at Msgr. Farrell. The memories and friendships made from this event are truly immeasurable. Many folks look forward to this event each year and therefore, we really see no reason for that to change.
We are working with the key decision makers to highlight the importance of maintaining this nice tradition. Our hope is that a solution will be found soon so all high school basketball players can participate next week
Banner Image: Thanksgiving dinner. Image Credit – Spencer Davis