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Mount Vernon Basketball Hits Links For Fundraiser

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. — With tight school budgets limiting athletic programs at Mount Vernon High School, Knights' boys' basketball coach Bob Cimmino and his supporters are leaving the court for the golf course to raise money at the Mount Vernon Knights Inaugural Golf Classic Oct. 8.

"We've had all kinds of fundraisers to help with team trips and tournaments," said Cimmino, who is in his 18th season as boys' coach. "We have 80 golfers signed up so far."The day of golf will be at Sprain Lake Golf course in Yonkers and will include refreshments and other features.

Cimmino has coached his Knights to six straight Section 1 Class AA championships and 11 of the last 12 local area titles since becoming head coach in 1993. He also has won five state championships, including one in March.

"People can go onto our website and sign up for sponsorships and to play golf with us," Cimmino said. "We really appreciate all the help the community has given us over the years."

For more information on Mount Vernon basketball and the upcoming Mount Vernon Knights Inaugural Golf Classic, log on to the program's website at mountvernonbasketball.com.

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