Hoops & Dreams For Camp Anchor Angels

Supervisor Kate Murray and the Town of Hempstead proudly “court” Joe Lynch of Floral Park as he presents the 2nd Annual Malone Mulhall Benefit Basketball Game this Saturday afternoon, July 28 at 1 pm in the Gymnasium of Adelphi University in Garden City. 

Featuring top flight collegiate and professional players from the metropolitan area, the game honors the memory of Camp ANCHOR counselors Jamie and Paige Malone and Michael Mulhall who tragically died in an automobile accident on the way to the ANCHOR complex in July of 2010.  Monies raised from the game will be used to establish scholarships at the honorees’ alma maters, the University of Scranton  (Michael Mulhall) and the University of Richmond (Malone sisters).

“As construction continues on a $6 million, year-round ANCHOR recreational complex in Lido Beach that will named in honor of Michael, Paige and Jamie, we celebrate the phenomenal services provided to our physically challenged residents by the gifted ANCHOR staff who exemplify their sheer devotion and heartwarming kindness on a daily basis,” commented Supervisor Murray. 

“Hempstead Town salutes organizer Joe Lynch and all the players who will participate in this Saturday’s benefit game.  We encourage town residents and all basketball fans to attend the game and enjoy the talents of the remarkable athletes who will participate.”

Legendary St. John’s hoopster Chris Mullin who went on to pro basketball superstardom will coach one of the teams.  Popular basketball announcer Mike Breen will pilot the other squad.  Players scheduled to appear include, Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs, and former college stars, Justin Burrell and Paris Horne of St. John’s, Truck Bryant of West Virginia, Tyronne Nash of Notre Dame and Scott Machado of Iona.  There will be an autograph session with all the players following the game.

Tickets priced at $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under, will be sold at the door beginning at 12:30 pm Saturday.  Adelphi University is located at 1 South Avenue in Garden City.