The third Commodore Cup will be held on Friday, Dec. 19, in the gym at the FLCC main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. The girls team plays at 6 p.m. and the boys at 8 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to park in the lot up the hill and behind the main building for a shorter walk to the gym.
The event is named for its sponsor, Commodore Plastics, a foam products company in East Bloomfield. Brad Braddon, president of Commodore Plastics, has children in Victor schools and his siblings, Jeff and Anne, have children in the Canandaigua district.
The Victor and Canandaigua booster clubs organized the inaugural event in 2012 with the help of Frank Clark, the then-boys basketball coach in Victor; Mike Broderick, the boys basketball coach in Canandaigua; and Bob Lowden, FLCC athletic director. More than $4,000 has been raised to benefit the Victor-Farmington Food Cupboard and the Canandaigua Churches in Action food pantry.
Entry is $5 general admission or $3 with student ID. Funds will also be raised with 50/50 raffles.
Several FLCC athletes and coaches will help run the event.
“This event furthers our mission of developing our student athletes into good citizens and servant leaders,” said Lowden. “We’re pleased to help support these worthwhile charities.”
Doug Emblidge, anchor at 13WHAM news in Rochester, will emcee an awards ceremony following the games, while the public address system will be manned by Pete “The Mayor” Kennedy, host of the morning show on Rochester radio station 100.5 The Drive.
The Victor-Farmington Food Cupboard and the Canandaigua Churches in Action food pantry each serve about 400 households per month.