Upcoming: Corey Carr Fundraiser for Gilmore Village Basketball Court

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A group of community residents is

Corey Carr (Photo: Observer-Dispatch)

seeking to raise money to restore the Gillmore Village Basketball Court, put a memorial at the park, and rededicate the basketball court to the memory of Corey Carr. They will be holding a fundraiser on November 6th 2015 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Valentino’s Banquet Hall.

Corey Carr, whose family lived at Gillmore Village, was killed by a drunk driver while riding his bike home from a game on July 16, 1995. Shortly after that the city held a dedication ceremony and dedicated the basketball court to him and called it “Corey’s House” because Corey loved basketball that was his passion. He played basketball day and night no matter the season; even in the cold, snowy winters he would shovel the basketball court to play basketball. The basketball court and park has since fell into disrepair and the plaque is gone. We would not only like to do this for the memory of Corey Carr, but also for the current generation and generations to come to enjoy a new basketball court and repaired park.

Please consider buying a ticket to support restoring the park. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from Rebecca at (315)790-2126 or Brenda at (571) 215-8450.

Corey’s House Fundraising Dinner Banquet at Valentino’s Banquet Hall 3899 Oneida Street, New Hartford, NY 13413.

Please Come Out and Help Us Raise Funds to Restore and Rededicate “Corey’s House”, The Basketball Court at Gillmore Village Park.

Price: $25.00 (All Proceeds go to restoring “Corey’s House”)

For tickets Contact: Rebecca at (315)790-2126 or Brenda at (571) 215-8450


Email: gillmorevillagepark@yahoo.com

Date: Friday November 6th 2015

Time: 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Location: Valentino’s Banquet Hall 3899 Oneida Street, New Hartford, NY 13413

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