Eighth Grade Basketball Players Visit ESPN Headquarters

WESTFIELD — A group of eighth grade CYO Basketball players from Holy Trinity Interparochial School in Westfield recently traveled to ESPN Headquarters in Bristol, Conn. to play the Avon Irish, a team from central Connecticut, in a friendly competition.

The event was organized with the assistance of Tom Fitzpatrick, former Westfield resident, currently employed at ESPN as a production assistant. Fitzpatrick, a graduate of Holy Trinity Interparochial School and Saint Peter’s Preparatory School, and his father, Bill Fitzpatrick conceived of an event which would give the young men a chance to play at the ESPN facility and take a tour.

Pictured, l. to r., top row: Coach Bill Fitzpatrick, David Corrao, Parker Hess, Billy Fitzpatrick, Mitchell Bryk, Matt McIlroy, Daniel Criscuolo, Coach Steve Criscuolo. Bottom row, l. to r., Noah Cuccuzella, Liam Loughlin, Josh Cuccuzella, George Papas. (Photo courtesy of Holy Trinity Interparochial School)

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