Tracy Ness, President of The Chatham Athletic Boosters Club, handed over the proceeds to the Chatham Borough Fire Department, the Green Village Fire Department and the Chatham Township Fire Department. Each department received a check for $2,400.
The volunteer-run Chatham Emergency Squad was the beneficiary of our 2014-2015 Winter Cougar Classic Basketball Tournament. The CES depends on donations from organizations such as ours and members of the community for the bulk of its operating budget. Please visit the CES website for more information about upcoming CES-sponsored community events and information about the many services the CES provides to our community!”
2015 Cougar Classic Basketball Tournament-Benefiting the John Taylor Babbitt Foundation
The John Taylor Babbitt Foundation was founded to honor the Babbitt’s son who passed away from Sudden Cardiac Death at the age on 16. Sudden Cardiac Death takes away more than 295,000 lives a year – more than breast cancer and lung cancer combined.
Through the Foundation, the Babbitt’s mission is to help save lives through advocacy, CPR and AED training and education and outreach. The foundation has donated AED’s to our schools and playing fields giving our children a chance to survive. Its estimated that more than 50,000 deaths can be prevented each year through the availability and use of AEDs.
The Chatham Athletic Boosters, through the generosity of those attending the annual Cougar Classic Basketball Tournament, were pleased to present the foundation with a check in the amount of $8,600 to help them to continue to save lives. Thank you Joanne and Dave for all that you do!