Athletes’ Toy Drive Benefits Cancer Center

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The East Rockaway boys and girls basketball teams sponsored a toy drive at their respective games to benefit Gregg's Wings, a charity that supports the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop University Hospital.

The boys games were held on Dec. 17 against Mineola and the girls competed against Oyster Bay on Dec. 22. The competing high schools teams also participated in the fundraiser bringing toys to donate to this worthy cause.

Gregg's Wings is a charity that was founded by the family of Gregg Kienke whose life was taken by cancer only weeks after he was born. The family wanted to find a way to create an enduring legacy for him and help other children battling this life-threatening disease. They decided to form a foundation to honor the doctors and enrich the Cancer Center's mission of hope and healing.