On Saturday, March 17 the seventh annual Casey L. Patrick Memorial Basketball Game was held. The game is held in memory of Casey Patrick, who was a 2010 graduate of Wellsboro High School. Casey loved basketball, but she could not play due to her heart condition, called Eisenmenger syndrome. She became manager of the basketball teams, a role she kept all the way up into her freshman year at Slippery Rock University. She also loved kids and wanted to be an elementary school teacher after graduation. This event represents the perfect blend of the two things she loved.
The game itself was a exciting and entertaining one this year! The students led the majority of the game, but the faculty made an intense comeback in the fourth quarter, tying the game up. In the final seconds, a three pointer from alumnus Joey Doganerio secured the victory for the Faculty/Alumni team.
The MVPs of the game (as voted by the opposing teams) were Jason Greenfield (who gave his award to Joey Doganerio) for the faculty and Ty Wetzel for the students.
The money raised during this event goes to the Casey L. Patrick Memorial Scholarship Fund and both basketball teams. The scholarship goes to a student who is interested in pursuing education at any level of college. With the money, the basketball teams have been able to upgrade uniforms and attend the camps that they might not of been able to do otherwise. This year’s game raised just over $1,840!
However, you can still donate by making checks payable to Casey L. Patrick Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Mail your donation to:
C&N Bank Trust & Investments 90-92 Main Street,
PO Box 58, Wellsboro, PA 16901.
If you need help, contact the C&N Trust Department by calling 1-800-487-8784.
It’s wonderful how almost 6 years after her death, Casey is still touching peoples’ lives. Many of the basketball players never knew Casey, but they know her name and they know her story. Her family has worked hard to keep her legacy going and growing.
The Patrick family would like to thank the following people and businesses for donating, supporting and participating in the evening’s events:
1. The 5th Season
2. Indigo Wireless
3. Wild Asaph Outfitters
4. Tony’s Italian Cuisine
5. In My Shoes
6. Highland Chocolates
7. Peggy’s Candies & Gifts
8. From My Shelf Books
9. Wilson Supply Center
10. Grubby’s Games
11. Garrison’s Mens & Ladies Shop
12. Pop Culture Shoppe
13. Rockwell Feed, Farm, & Pet Supply
14. AAA North Penn
15. Automax Tire & Auto Center
16. Dumpling House
17. Denny Electric
18. NAPA Auto Parts
19. Mansfield University Sports Information Department
20. Native Bagel
21. The Steak House
22. Benedict’s Bus Service
23. Field Flowers Florist
24. The Main St. Olive Oil Company
25. Jeannette’s Hair Care
26. Joanne Bradley
27. Dave & Ann Erdman
28. The Sherwood Motel
29. Ginn & Vickery P.C.
30. Jen Erway
31. Baker Tilly
32. Family Hairstyling
33. Wellsboro Pediatric Healthcare Associates
34. Andy Worthington
35. Tioga Office Products
36. Vicki & Paul Williams
37. John & Julie Elnitski
38. Ginny Reynolds
Chinese Auction Winners:
1. Home & Self Basket – Paige Logsdon
2. College Sports Days & Get-away Basket – Ryan McNamara
3. “Keeping it Working” Basket – Jack Chambers
4. Harry Potter Basket – Jason Logsdon
5. “Eat Around the Town” Basket – Karen Doganiero
6. Fun & Games Basket – Dawn Logsdon
50/50 Winners (Foul Shooting)
1. Karen Doganiero – Shots by Kieron Smethers
2. Randy Reynolds – Shots by Joe Doganiero
3. Chelsea Martin – Shots by Alex Marple
4. Randy Reynolds – Shots by Joe Doganiero
5. Maureen Poirier – Shots by Nic Ingerick
Winner: Maureen Poirier
Idea/Concept: Drew Patrick
Videography: Ethan Chabala, Kaitlyn Callahan
Video Editing: Kaitlyn Callahan
Writing: Drew Patrick
Anchor: Justin Grubb
Correspondent: Justin Grubb
Produced by Vogt Media
Funded by Matthews Motor Company, First Citizens Community Bank