11th annual Eugene DeMinico II Memorial game raises $4,000 for Pittston Twp. and Pittston City K-9 units


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Dr. Eugene DeMinico, center, presents the most valuable player awards to Wyoming Area’s Kyre Zielinski, left, and Pittston Area’s Jordan Black after the 11th Annual Eugene DeMinico II Memorial Basketball Game in December.


Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

The 11th Annual Eugene DeMinico II Memorial Basketball Game raised $4,000 for the Pittston Township and Pittston City K-9 units. From left, Dr. Eugene DeMinico, Patrolman Ed Sulima with Athena, Patrolman Joe Galeski with Blitz and Chief Robert Powers.


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EXETER — The 11th Annual Eugene DeMinico II Memorial Basketball Game, between the Wyoming Area and Pittston Area boys basketball teams, was played Dec. 18 and raised $4,000 for the Pittston Twp. and Pittston City K-9 Units.

Money from the game is raised by corporate and individual sponsors. There was a raffle of a smart TV, donated by the DeMinico family, along with gift certificates from the Chicken Coop and Bartolai Winery.

The game honors the memory of Eugene DeMinico II, a Pittston Twp. police officer and decorated Iraqi War veteran who was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Thanksgiving Eve 2005. The game was started by Joe Long, former coach at Seton Catholic and Alex Brogna, then-coach at Pittston Area.

Dr. Eugene DeMinico, center, presents the most valuable player awards to Wyoming Area’s Kyre Zielinski, left, and Pittston Area’s Jordan Black after the 11th Annual Eugene DeMinico II Memorial Basketball Game in December.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_PSD122015PA-WABball_8.jpgDr. Eugene DeMinico, center, presents the most valuable player awards to Wyoming Area’s Kyre Zielinski, left, and Pittston Area’s Jordan Black after the 11th Annual Eugene DeMinico II Memorial Basketball Game in December. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

The 11th Annual Eugene DeMinico II Memorial Basketball Game raised $4,000 for the Pittston Township and Pittston City K-9 units. From left, Dr. Eugene DeMinico, Patrolman Ed Sulima with Athena, Patrolman Joe Galeski with Blitz and Chief Robert Powers.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_IMG_0894.jpgThe 11th Annual Eugene DeMinico II Memorial Basketball Game raised $4,000 for the Pittston Township and Pittston City K-9 units. From left, Dr. Eugene DeMinico, Patrolman Ed Sulima with Athena, Patrolman Joe Galeski with Blitz and Chief Robert Powers. Submitted photo

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