ELIZABETHTOWN, NY – (Courtesy of the Press Republican)
Thirteen years ago, John Konowitz got a few high school coaches together and started the Judy’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Basketball Tournament.
His purpose was to give thanks to the many players and parents who would help watch over his wife — then starting to wander as she struggled with the disease — as he was coaching individual or team clinics on the court.
“Our goal is always to keep the money local and to benefit our youth,” Chris Korowitz said. “ Last year we were able to award scholarships of $500 each to 25 participating senior players, as well as donate $3,000 to the Third Age Alzheimer’s Day Care Center.