Sea Isle City’s Division of Recreation hosted the inaugural Dave Farina Men’s Basketball Tournament on July 31 at the JFK Boulevard courts, where 10 teams competed for a top prize of $500. The event’s second place team received a $100 gift certificate to Mike’s Seafood Market and Restaurant.
The namesake for this new event is a Sea Isle native who was a talented basketball player while attending Ocean City High School. In addition to being the co-owner of Farina & Boeshe Real Estate Company, Farina is a past chairman of the Sea Isle Tourism Commission, a long-time member of the Sea Isle Chamber of Commerce and a current member of the board of directors at First Bank of Sea Isle City.
Farina and his family donated the tournament’s first place prize of $500, which was presented to “Team Lakeys,” consisting of Jake Timby, 19, of Doylestown, Pa.; Andrew Cohen, 27, of Holland Pa.; Will Pollick, 20, of Mullica Hill, N.J., and Sea Isle City; Matthew Mullen, 29, of Horsham, Pa. and Sea Isle City; Dante Poli, 21, of Doylestown, Pa.; Ryan Fitzpatrick, 22, of Collegeville, Pa.; and Jimmy Robinson, 24, of Cinnaminson, N.J.
Sea Isle City’s Division of Recreation will host one additional one-day competition this summer – the Bill Liddell Men’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 14.
For more info about the tournament or any other recreation program, call 609-263-0050/609-263-6163 or go to www.VISITSICNJ.com and click the “recreation” link on the homepage.