"It was a great experience for the whole team, and we all really appreciated the opportunity to help out." Bryce Curnin, a member of the Delbarton School varsity basketball team and a resident of Basking Ridge, spoke on behalf of his teammates, who made their annual visit to the Matheny Medical and Educational Center in Peapack to participate in adapted basketball contests with Matheny students and patients.
Matheny physical education instructor Jim Hintenach and recreation therapy director Sean Bielefeldt created a variety of basketball games designed to level the playing field, and the event, as always, resulted in an hour packed with fun and camaraderie in an arena-style atmosphere.
The Delbarton players finished off the morning by tossing t-shirts into the audience, similar to what is often done at NBA games.
"It was very humbling to see the students at Matheny," added Curnin. "I hope it meant as much to them as it did to us." Matheny is a special hospital and educational facility for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities. Delbarton School is an independent Roman Catholic learning center in Morristown for young men, grades 7 to12.