Photos: A reunion for ‘Daddy Mack’ so kids can play on

09/07/2014 2:00 PM |
Members of the (almost) undefeated R.M. Masonettes softball team during Saturday's fourth annual reunion fundraiser. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Members of the (almost) undefeated R.M. Masonettes softball team during Saturday’s fourth annual reunion fundraiser. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Former players of the R.M. Masonettes and R.M. Blockbusters gathered for their fourth annual reunion Saturday afternoon to raise money for a good cause and remember the man who started it all: Roy Mack Sr.

During a cookout block party on Hinda Boulevard, a younger generation could be seen playing games, while their elders told stories of the good old days, when the Mack family patriarch ran the show.

Each was wearing a T-shirt picturing the man of the hour, “Daddy Mack,” as he is more affectionately known, who passed away in September 2008.

Since then, his family has created the not-for-profit organization Our Future Generation, which works to assist local youth in pursuing interests and talents outside of school and home.

The group holds the annual fundraiser to endow the Roy Mack Sr. Memorial Scholarship, which is given to a Riverhead High School student who is pursuing higher education.

This year’s winner is Destiny McElroy, who ran track and played basketball, and is now studying journalism at North Carolina State University. Her grandmother, Maryanne McElroy, accepted the scholarship on her behalf, as she is already away at school.

To learn more about the nonprofit, visit their website .

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