The 12th Annual Sitrin Celebrity Classic Wheelchair Basketball Game is in the books and once again the Sitrin Stars handed it to the Celebrity Cruisers. It took place yesterday, Thursday (April 10th), at Utica College in the gymnasium to a sold out crowd. Everyone roared when SU Men's Basketball stars C.J.Fair and Baye-Moussa Keita showed up. You should of heard the cheers for olympic medalist Erin Hamlin and our illusionist stars Leon Etienne and Romy Low.

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Here are some of the other celebrities that were on hand ;

Matt Hamill, Ultimate Fighting Champion (photo above)
Joseph Griffo, New York State Senator
Anthony Picente, Oneida County Executive
Robert Palmieri, Mayor of Utica
Alex Carbone, Carbone Autogroup
Symeon Tsoupelis, Jr., Symeon’s Greek Restaurant
Jason Powles, WKTV
Kristen Copeland, WKTV
Gary Heenan, Utica College Hockey Coach
Mark Richards, Lite 98.7 DJ (that’s me!)
Jim Rondenelli, WIBX
Matt Welch, New York Mills Basketball Standout
Chris Giambrone, Coughlin Giambrone
Dr. Martin Morell
John Ryznar, The Hartford
Joe Meher, Best Buy
Steve Giuffrida, BNY Mellon
and Pollywog from Big Frog 104.

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Now don't let the final score fool you.  When Kristen Copeland from WKTV finally got a basket, they awarded us 10 points!

Yes the celebrity cruisers go down to defeat every year by the Sitrin All Stars but, it's all in good fun, and for a great cause. Enjoy some coverage of the game.