Members of the Locust Valley High School varsity wrestling team brought season’s greetings in December when they caroled in Bayville to raise money for the Olivia Hope and Matthew Fetzer Foundations.
On the day of the event, coach John Brush dressed up as Santa Claus and accompanied the team as they paraded through the neighborhood across from St. Gertrude’s Church. There, the student athletes handed out flyers with information on how to donate to the charities before serenading residents with holiday tunes like “Feliz Navidad,” “Last Christmas” and “Deck the Halls” among others.
The team conceived the event as a way to give back, as the community has been so supportive of them. They are still raising money for the two charities via gofundme.com under the name “Wrestling Against Childhood Cancer.”