Dunmore Lions Club Donates PPE to First Responders

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Pictured here, from left, are: Jim Aita, Dunmore Lions Club president; Sam Sebastianelli, DLC treasurer; Fireman John Maleski, Police Chief Sal Marchese, and Jim Colangelo, DLC secretary.

In these challenging times, the Dunmore Lions Club (DLC) has responded to the realities facing this community. Recently, the DLC distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Dunmore Police and Fire Departments, as well as the Dunmore Health Care Center. 

The items were purchased by the local District 14-H Council from a $10,000 grant issued to our District from the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF). The LCIF has granted $3.5 million worldwide to provide immediate relief to communities severely impacted by the coronavirus (CO-VID-19) pandemic. This is a classic example of the LCIF giving back to local clubs and communities. 

The Dunmore Lions have also contributed monetarily to the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank, Saint Joseph’s Center and Saint Francis Kitchen.

Lady Bucks Win 2020 Intraborough Girls Championship

Intraborough Lady Bucks

The Intraborough Girls Basketball Championship Game between Dunmore and Holy Cross High Schools was recently held at Dunmore High School.

This year the Dunmore Girls defeated the Holy Cross Girls by a score 49-23 and finished the regular season with one loss.

The game sponsored by the Dunmore Lions Club to help defray the cost of their College Scholarship Program is now in its 39th year.

Pictured are members of the Dunmore Lady Bucks team with members of the Dunmore Lions Club. Kneeling from left: Alexis Chapman, Elisa Delfino, Adriana Pacewicz, Nora Haggerty, Katherine Hopkins, and Molly Zimmer.

Standing, same order: Assistant Coach Mike O’Malley, Lion Mike Colangelo, Lion Leo Wentline Jr., Alexis Santariero, Assistant Coach Carrie Toomey, Sophia Mandarano, Lion Jim Colangelo, Coach Ben O’Brien, President Jim Aita, Ciera Toomey, Mia Blume, Moriah Murray, Anna Talutto, Cadie Lewis, Lion Rich Green, and Lion Angelo Martarano.

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Intraborough Lady Crusaders

Pictured are members of the Lady Crusaders basketball team and members of the Dunmore Lions Club. Kneeling from left: Cate McGovern, Kaitlyn Farrell, Emily Ferguson, Meghan McDonnell, Kaci Kranson, Rachael Hosie, Carsyn Cole, Kaitlyn Idhaw, and Guiliana Mazza.

Standing, same order: Lions Rich Green, Jim Colangelo, Angelo Martarano, Bob McCormack, with team members Ellie Williams, Molly White, Abby Lentowski, Erin McGee, Lauren Hegedus, Ashley Capone, Coach Barry Fitzgerald, DLC President Jim Aita, Morgan Quinn, Samera Burrier, Krista Carachilo, Julia Goetz, Caitlyn Bestrycki, Sarah Lyons, Ryan Geoffroy, Katie Purcell , Lions Leo Wentline Jr. and Mike Colangelo.

Crusaders Win 2020 Intraborough Boys Championship

Intraborough Holy Cross

The Intraborough Boys Basketball Championship Game between Dunmore and Holy Cross High Schools was recently held at Holy Cross High School.

This year the Holy Cross Boys defeated the Dunmore Boys by a score 69-46 and ended the regular season with a 20-2 record. The Holy Cross boys’ team is the top rated basketball club by the Scranton Times Sport Writers.

The game sponsored by the Dunmore Lions Club to help defray the cost of their College Scholarship Program is now in its 39thyear.  This year both teams will be entering the District Playoffs.

Holy Cross team members include, kneeling from left: Coach Mike Zayac, David Romanski, Hayden Hosie, Caleb Callejas, Head Coach Al Callejas, and Lion President Jim Aita, standing with trophy; Leahy O’Connor, Doug Walsh, and John Hartridge.

Standing, same order: Lions Angelo Martarano and Leo Wentline Jr.; Tyler Mendicino, Kyler Kovaleski, David Mariotti, Jalik Nicholls, Kieran Burrier, Angelo Norella, Coach Corey Joyce, Patrick Bennie, Joe Osborne, Coach Rob Heyen, T.J. Liuzzo, Will Kitrell, Jack Allardyce, JuJuan Nicholls, James Calciano, Sean Kennedy, Adam Mariotti, Coach Al Callejas, Lion Rich Green, Coach Tim Callejas, Lion Jim Colangelo, Logan Aldridge, and Coach Rich LaRussa.

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Intraborough Dunmore Bucks

Pictured above are coaches and players from Dunmore High School, including, kneeling in front from left: Austin Waters, Tommy Dougherty, Joe Mandarano, Owen Haggerty, Tommy Lewis, with trophy Head Coach Kevin Clark, Lion President Jim Aita, Rich Conte, and Kevin Walsh. Standing, middle row, same order: Lion Jim Colangelo, Coach Ryan Ehnot, Dom Temperino, Steve Borgia, Nico Ruggiero, Adriel DeNaples, Zack Cruser, Liam Crolly, Frankie Ruggiero, Aiden Sload, Hunter Robertson, Coach Michael Ehnot, Lion Rich Green, Coach Paul Biagoli, Lion Angelo Martarano, and Coach Jamie Monahan. Standing, back row: Lion Leo Wentline Jr., Luca boles, Colby Murray, Tyler Maciejewski, Jeffery Walsh, and Caid DeNaples.