Gwosden benefit announces game matchups, times
Teams are matched for the inaugural basketball tournament to benefit the Randy S. Gwosden Scholarship Fund.
Gwosden, a longtime educator in McKeesport Area schools, died Jan. 10, 2012, after a year-long battle with multiple myeloma.
On Saturday, Founders Hall Middle School will open its gymnasium for a basketball tournament in his honor, with teams including Serra and McKeesport Area alumni and adults from Auberle. Halftime events include 50/50 drawings and a Chinese auction. Admission is $5.
The game schedule is as follows:
Game 1 (1 p.m.) — Serra Alumni Women vs. McKeesport Area Alumni Women
Serra: Kathy Dietz, Laura Grimm, Bria Gwosden, Meredith Hodge, Amanda Hudak, Jill Lape, Amy Lewicki, Brittany Matta, Staci Menzies, Raechel Pricener, Erin Solada, Samantha Solada, Kristen Stash, Jade Stewart and Jaime Tedesco.
McKeesport Area: Megan Brinkos, Tiffany Fichera, Amy Gumbert, Amy Johns, Colleen Kiss, Lacie Kondrosky, Malaeja Leggett, Alexis Maksin and Carly Pavlecic.
Game 2 (3 p.m.) — Randy's Ringers vs. Coach's Challengers
Randy's Ringers: Matt Bacco, Ed Camic, Patrick Dorman, Anthony Guarascio, Eddy Guarascio, Mike Henschel, Rick Mroz, Paul Neuschwander, Keith Pucalik, Mike Resnik, Kevin Resnik Sr., Kevin Resnik Jr. and Doug Williams.
Coach's Challengers: Ray Andrekanic, Dennis Baker Sr., Stephen M. Cuturilo, Scott Eisenberg, Eric Gumbert, Mike Kemp, Nick Kotun, Harry R. Miller, Nick Pavlecic, Patrick Sowerby, Joe Vargo, Gregory “Cyril” Vuyanich, Jay Weinberg and Jason Weinstein.
Game 3 (5 p.m.) — Serra Alumni Men vs. McKeesport Area Alumni Men
Serra: Pete Arlia, Brandon Camic, Adam Cristallini, Patrick Grubbs, Brett Gwosden, Rob Heatherington, T.J. Heatherington, Jeff Kiss, David Menzies, Shaun Menzies, Marc Rozanski, Morris Southern Jr. and Mike Tedesco.
McKeesport Area: Glenn Allen, DeDe Alexander, Jimmy Barry, Joe Benson, Steve Cherepko, Matt Hartig, Paul Heatherington, Mike Himich, Bill Isbir, Chad Pavlecic, Jeff Mrvos Jr., Jordan Mrvos, Bryce Patterson and Vincent Wassel.