Asher Strobel Memorial Basketball Tournament & 5k Run
SUNDAY August 12th
3 on 3 basketball tournament
We're excited to announce the 8th Annual Asher Strobel Memorial Basketball Tournament. The tournament gets better and better every year - make sure to register your team today!
10 AM: Regular Season for the Men's League
11 AM: Regular Season for the Girl's league
1 PM - 2 PM: Break / Lunch at 220 Maple St.
2 PM - 4 PM: First Round of Playoffs
3 PM: BBQ at 220 Maple St.
4 PM - 5 PM: Men's Semi-Finals and Finals, Women's Finals at 220 Maple St.
5 PM: Trophy Presentation and Closing Remarks at 220 Maple St.
Funds collected from the tournament this year will once again go towards the Asher Strobel Leadership Program. This program aims to both teach Jewish high-school students about the richness of their Jewish heritage and train them to become the next leaders of the Jewish community. To find out more, click here to read about the program or watch this inspiring video.
To pay for the tournament or donate towards the Asher Strobel Leadership Program, there are a number of options (players - please send an email to ASTournament@gmailcom confirming your payment):
Cash: pay / donate with cash the day of the tournament.
Venmo: Send to Daniel Boiarsky (201-953-6079) on Venmo
Paypal: Send the money to email@example.com on Paypal.com or click the PayPal donate button below.
Credit Card: Credit cards are accepted through our Square Store (if you would like to donate on top of the registration fee, just add a donation amount to your basket in addition to the registration amount)
Check: Send a check to East Hill Synagogue. The check should be addressed to East Hill Synagogue with memo 'Asher Strobel Tournament.' The address for East Hill is: 255 Walnut St, Englewood, NJ 07631 (only donations over $250 will be tax deductible)
Thanks to everyone for your continued support!
Asher Strobel was twenty-one years old when he tragically passed away on January 6, 2011 while on a skiing trip with friends in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Asher grew up in Englewood, NJ and attended Binghamton University. He was funny, intelligent, charming and incredibly sociable. Asher's passion and zest for life made him unique and affected everyone around him. He was always able to lighten the mood with a funny joke or even just through his presence.
Asher's constant energy and enthusiasm extended to sports, especially basketball. Asher clearly enjoyed the competitive aspect of the sport, and was always working on his game. But basketball, and sports in general, took on a greater importance for Asher. It was a vehicle through which he developed and cultivated relationships with his friends and family. It was clear when he was with his friends playing sports how much he appreciated his life, the friends around him, and the opportunities he was given.
In order to honor and remember Asher, we have organized an annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament and 5k run in the very town where we grew up playing with him. We can't think of anything he would have enjoyed more than gathering with friends and family to play sports and socialize. In past years, the tournament and run have an incredible success, raising over $12,000 per year for the East Hill Asher Strobel Leadership Program. This program aims to both teach Jewish high-school students about the richness of their Jewish heritage and train them to become the next leaders of the Jewish community, the type of leader that we know Asher would have become. We hope that this program will allow Asher's memory to shape and guide the Jewish future.