The Huntington Booster Club has been indefatigable in support of the Blue Devil athletic program at the high school and J. Taylor Finley Middle School.
The organization recently raised thousands of dollars at a golf outing that drew about 100 participants to Crab Meadow in Northport. The golfers played a memorable round of 18 holes before they all made a mad dash for the clubhouse late in the day when a furious storm struck and the skies opened up.
By the time the deluge started, many golfers were already safely indoors, but a few foursomes put their carts into overdrive as they headed for shelter. The bottom line? A good time was had by all. The crowd included dozens of alumni, parents, coaches, teachers, administrators and even school board members.
The event also raised funds to support the recovery of Blue Devil alum Jeremy Gelb, who sustained a serious injury in the Montauk surf this past summer.
A member of Huntington’s Class of 2014, Mr. Gelb played on the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams. He made an appearance at last month’s Homecoming Day festivities and at a subsequent boys’ varsity soccer game. His recovery to date has been nothing short of miraculous.
Superintendent James W. Polansky and Huntington High School Principal Brenden Cusack were among the crowd at the golf outing. Alums dating back to the 1950s also participated.
Huntington Booster Club President Timothy Pillion said plans are afoot to hold another golf outing next April at the Huntington Crescent Club. Details are expected to be released in coming weeks.
“I really want to thank our Booster Club team that worked so hard to make the golf outing a success,” Mr. Pillion said. “These volunteer parents do so much to raise the funds that we in turn donate to the district to benefit Blue Devil athletes and our sports programs.”