For all the varied colored shirts worn on the Horton Avenue Park basketball court, the color that stood out in the end was green — as in cash.
Show me the money!
That could have been the mantra for the black team, which had 5,000 reasons to take the championship of the 13th annual Riverhead Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament on Sunday.
The show must go on, and the star of this show — perhaps even more than the team that won the 12th annual Riverhead Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament — put on quite a show himself.
Noel Epps isn’t your typical public address announcer. No sir. Far from it.
Stop the violence, bring on the hoops.
That has been the mantra of the Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament for 11 years. The effort to stamp out violence through basketball may be making gains.
More than a dozen local residents and community leaders were honored at the 2016 Times Review Media Group People of the Year reception at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead last Thursday.
One of Riverhead’s biggest sporting events takes place each August, tucked away on the town basketball court on Horton Avenue.
Despite very little promotion, it manages to draw thousands of spectators, as 10 teams from Riverhead and as far away as New York City and New Jersey sweat it out for bragging rights and a cash prize.