On Friday, Jan. 4, the Torrington Boys Basketball Team will host Naugatuck and play in what is sure to be a competitive game. On this particular night, these schools will take their rivalry to a whole new level and participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The ALS Association. All proceeds from admission to these games will be donated to The ALS Association in honor of Tim Considine, a coach from the Torrington community who passed away in the fall from ALS, of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement.
The fundraising competition works like this - Upon entrance into the game, each fan will have to select which school they’re supporting. Whichever school brings in the highest amount in admission donations – WINS! Although this is designed to be a good-natured competition between rivals, the names of both Torrington and Naugatuck High Schools will be on the final donation made out to The ALS Association. Two schools fighting this disease together will be better than one person or school fighting it alone.
A representative from The ALS Association will be there as well, and will probably be making a presentation between the JV and Varsity games. The JV game starts at 5:15 pm and the Varsity game starts at 7 pm.
We are hoping to pack the gym on this night - with fans wearing "kelly/Irish green" in honor of my uncle - and bring in a substantial donation for the ALS Association.
- Christine Gamari