In other news, a Cherry Hill native’s tea business is giving back to numerous nonprofit organizations.
A Cherry Hill native recently wrote a biography on a local basketball legend while a Cherry Hill East girls volleyball player is making history in more ways than one. Get caught up on the biggest stories from this past week in the Weekly Roundup.
Cherry Hill native pens biography on Philadelphia basketball legend Tom Gola
As a La Salle University grad, David Grzybowski always admired basketball legend Tom Gola, one of the most famous players in the history of the school. Grzybowski discovered years ago that no one had ever written a book on Gola and decided to do so himself. Nearly five years after he began working on the book, Grzybowski has completed “Mr. All-Around, The Life of Tom Gola.” The book is scheduled to be released on Nov. 15.
Cherry Hill native giving back through tea business
Joe Scola was working in the technology field when his dad, Vince, was diagnosed with brain cancer back in 2014. While his father would pass away a year later, his legacy lives on through Joe’s business, Wise Ape Tea. Scola’s tea company is unique in that 10 percent of every sale it makes on one of its three tea blends is donated to a nonprofit charity.
Cherry Hill East girls volleyball star earns athletic scholarship to George Washington University
Sarah Pintel is only a few weeks into her senior season, but she has already cemented her spot as one of the best players ever to take the court for Cherry Hill East girls volleyball. Pintel reached a milestone earlier this year when she became the first player in the program’s history to accept a full athletic scholarship to play Division I volleyball. Pintel plans to attend George Washington University next year.
Cherry Hill school district volleys for a cause
The Cherry Hill Education Association’s biggest fundraiser of the year is making a move to the fall. The 14th annual Volley for Support fundraiser will take place on Friday, Oct. 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. This year, all of the proceeds from the event will go to the Ehlers Danlos Society, a group that raises awareness and funds to combat Ehlers Danlos syndromes.
Second case of West Nile Virus reported in Camden County
For the second time this month, a resident of Camden County is confirmed to have contracted West Nile Virus. Early last week, Camden County health officials said a woman born in 1980 who lives in the county was the second confirmed case of West Nile Virus this year. According to the county, the woman is recuperating at home and the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission is conducting additional spraying in the area.