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Clash of High School Hoops Titans Raises $3,000 for SIBSPlace

While John Goodman’s three-point shot was the decisive hoop in Hewlett High School’s thrilling 68-67 win over Great Neck North High School in the annual Hoops for Hope Game held on February 1 at Hewlett, the $3,000 that the game raised to benefit South Nassau Communities Hospital’s SIBSPlace program made winners of both teams and their fans.

SIBS Place (Survivorship in Brothers and Sisters) is a support program created to help children cope with the disruption and often times overwhelming stress that results from a sibling that is battling and being treated for a serious illness. The goal of the program is to prevent the loss of a normal childhood because of a sibling suffering with cancer or some other type of devastating illness. The only program of its kind in the United States, it is available to all children ages 5-17. SIBS Place provides a comprehensive program of support and guided recreation in which personal needs, unexpressed feelings and confusing experiences can be addressed. A typical visit includes play, arts and crafts, psychoeducational group interaction, mentoring and tutoring. Other special activities include animal therapy and field trips to local attractions.

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