VOL. 34 NO. 50 DECEMBER 15-21, 2000 40 Cents
Nassau County Legislator Ed Mangano, 2nd from right, and Gary
Bretton, center, host of the 13th annual Bretton's Benefit Bowl greet
members of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Nassau County Chapter
#82 Color Guard who have presented the colors at the football game for
13 consecutive years. From left to right: Bobby Kretzmer, Bruce Smith,
Gary, Legislator Mangano, and Chapter #82 President Paul Mast.
ablevision representative Joan Hendricks presents a "big" check
to Gary at the Benefit Football game.
These 2 young ladies from Bethpage High School, Danielle
Ciampoli and Julie Zafiropoulos sang the National Anthem and it was
Getting ready for the "coin toss" before the start of the game. Gary
introduces the team captains. Left to right: Nicholas Gunner, Matthew
Heck, representing GBI Capital Partners, Roddy McCoy and Jack
McTigue representing Bretton's Deli and B.K. Sweeney's.
After offering the opening prayer Pastor Sal Bernardo (left) or the
Assembly of God Church throws out the first Ball.
The Vietnam Veterans of America, Nassau County Chapter #82
present the colors.
The weather was downright
summer like .at this year's Bretton
Bowl 2000. This football game, which
has become a true Bethpage
tradition, raises money for those less
fortunate right here in our
community. So many people year
after year have had their lives
changed due to this game and the
dedication of game founder Gary
Bretton. This year the Brettons
bombers defeated GBI Capital with a
score of 39 to 7, but the winners of
this game truly are those less
fortunate who for so many reasons
are in need. To date well over
$30,000 has been collected and
money is still rolling in.
What a wonderful event! What
better way to really feel and
understand the meaning of this
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