Lynbrook High School’s Student Government Association hosted the school’s fifth annual Golden Paddle tournament on May 2. Through the fun-filled event, SGA members raised $350 for a new scholarship which will be presented to two “Unsung Heroes From the Class of 2019” during Senior Awards Night at the end of the month.
Lynbrook High School graduate Luke Germanakos created the Golden Paddle Tournament as a senior in 2015. This year more than 60 teams participated in the tournament while dressed in costumes. Principal Joseph Rainis even joined in on the fun.
Brothers Peter Donnarumma and John Donnarumma ultimately came out victorious as first place winners, while Joseph Giovinco and Anthony Campos followed in second place. The competition was fierce as Ben Tetelman and Justin Weinberger, who have been reigning Golden Paddle champions for the past two years, lost to Joseph and Anthony in the semi-finals.
Peter and John received the grand prize of two $25 gift cards to the Regal Movie Theater and an actual, table top ping pong table. As runner-ups, Joseph and Anthony received two $15 gift cards to Cold Stone Creamery.
Thank you to all those who participated in the event and congratulations to our first and second place teams!