|EDWARD MURPHY HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL COMMUNITY BASKETBALL GAME|
MONTREAL, FEBRUARY 24, 2016 – As students and staff at Edward Murphy School in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve are Keeping K.i.n.d I.n. M.i.n.d. throughout February, the staff squared off against SPVM Station 48 in the first annual friendly EMS/SPVM community basketball game.
Led by former Harlem Globetrotter Pascal Fleury, the officers spent time with the students prior to the game, conveying the message about the importance of following one’s dreams and persevering through any and all difficulties.
For the special guests, they ran into a different kind of adversity come tip-off as they were pitted against a staff that came ready to play. Supported by the entire student body, Edward Murphy School narrowly edged out Fleury and Station 48 by a score of 18-16, with Fleury accounting for all 16 SPVM points.
Organized by Spiritual and Community Animator Rocco Speranza, the goal of the friendly game was to teach youth about kindness and being the positive change by staying in school and leading by example. Furthermore, this activity served as an excellent way to connect with the community and open doors.
Michael J. Cohen