Riverhead School District

Crazy Sports Night raises more than $5,000

RIVERHEAD SCHOOL DISTRICT PHOTO | Riverhead High School emerged on top at Friday night’s Crazy Sports Night, which raised money for the Brendan House.

From crawling under barriers to hula-hooping, Riverhead teachers and staffers left it all on the court Friday night at the annual Crazy Sports Night, a fundraiser for the Brendan House.

Teams were based on each school, plus the district office, and the high school won by winning the final tug of war event against the middle school. The high school team, wearing blue T-shirts, dethroned the defending champs by the slimmest of margins.

The sports night inside the Riverhead High School gym featured an obstacle course, a 3-point shot competition, a scooter race and a three-legged sack race.

Riverhead principal Dave Wicks served as the referee while Doc Greenberger and Lorene Custer entertained the crowd by emceeing the event.

The event raised $5,427 for the Brendan House home for victims of traumatic brain injury on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. Michael Hubbard, the Riverhead teen who suffered brain damage after a gel candle explosion two years ago and has since been recovering in an upstate children’s hospital, will be one resident of the home.

RIVERHEAD SCHOOL DISTRICT PHOTO | Representatives from the Brendan House at Friday night’s Crazy Sports Night.