Hoops for Hayes Fund Established for Washingtonville High School Senior Athletes

Hoops for Hayes FundWashingtonville, NY – The Hoops for Hayes Fund was recently established within the Community Foundation to provide grants towards the purchase of equipment and charitable projects and also to provide scholarships annually to students.  Eligible students are Washingtonville Central School District Seniors who have participated in at least one sport during their high school career and who have maintained a minimum GPA of 80%.

The fund was established in memory of Joseph Charles Hayes who embodied the idea of living life to the fullest. With his sudden passing, his friends and classmates would like to carry on his memory by raising funds to support refurbishment of basketball courts at Mays Field, in the heart of Washingtonville, where Joseph created his most unforgettable memories.  In the future, Hoops for Hayes will also award scholarships to athletes of Washingtonville High School. The Hoops for Hayes 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Washingtonville High School. For more information, please visit www.hoopsforhayes.com or e-mail hoopsforhayes@gmail.com .

About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan:

The Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, has begun its 15th year of charitable leadership    and philanthropy.  The Foundation has significantly increased local charitable funds and empowered donors to make a profound difference in the quality of life in our region with the creation of over 170 funds that will provide grants and scholarships forever! Since 1999, the Foundation has been an effective steward of the community’s charitable resources and has been a leader in the administration of scholarships, and grant making for the benefit of nonprofit organizations in Orange and Sullivan Counties, and beyond.

Contributions to Hoops for Hayes Fund may be made to CFOS- Hoops for Hayes Fund and sent to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 202, Montgomery, NY 12549. Secure online donations may also be made at www.cfoc-ny.org. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  All gifts are tax deductible under current tax laws. For more information, call the Community Foundation at (845) 769-9393.