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“Team Lakeys” receives the top prize of $500 for winning the inaugural Dave Farina Men’s Basketball Tournament in Sea Isle City. (Photos courtesy of Sea Isle City)

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.

Dave Farina, second from right, is joined by members of his family at the tournament.