‘Night of Champions’ honors Hall Memorial School athletes

By Wally Robinson - ReminderNews
Willington - posted Thu., Apr. 7, 2011
The Hall Memorial School 2010-2011 championship-winning girls’ basketball team was honored during the ‘Night of Champions.’ Photos by Wally Robinson.
The Hall Memorial School 2010-2011 championship-winning girls’ basketball team was honored during the ‘Night of Champions.’ Photos by Wally Robinson.

The Willington PTA hosted a special “Night of Champions” at the Hall Memorial School gymnasium on April 1 to recognize the Hall Memorial School 2010-2011 championship-winning girls’ basketball team. While they were at it, they also honored the 2007-2008 girls’ basketball and soccer teams, which also brought home titles.

Team members from all three squads were introduced to the loud and enthusiastic crowd at halftime during the student-faculty basketball game, and their championship banners were unfurled.

Admission to the event was $5 for adults and $3 for children. “We had hoped to raise enough money to pay for the banners,” said PTA Co-President Dee Gilbert, “and we did far better than that. Total expenses for the night came to $798 and we took in $2,175 in admissions, raffles and food sales.”

The Student Council, whose members handled the food and beverage end of things, got to keep $545 for their future activities, and the balance will be set aside for future banners.

Those who brought an article of new or gently-used clothing to be donated to the E.O. Smith Leos Club were given a dollar off the price of admission. A total of 110 items were donated.

As to the basketball game, it was a matter of youth and enthusiasm being overcome by age… and some would say treachery. The faculty won, 62-45.


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