Lexington School Is Invitational Tournament Beneficiary
State Senator Frank Padavan, Congressmember Joseph Crowley, Assemblymember Ann Carrozza and City Councilmember Michael Abel attended the Mar. 18th opening ceremony for the Tom Montgomery Invitational Tournament. The Dwarf Giraffe Athletic League sponsors this special tournament each spring that brings the hockey players of the athletic league together to raise funds to benefit a local charity. The event is named for Tom Montgomery, who spent most of his adult life volunteering to ensure that the local children of Whitestone have a safe place to play. Over 450 children participated in the tournament representing 14 leagues. The championship games were played on Apr. 1st and 2nd at George Harvey Park, 20th Avenue and the Whitestone Expressway. Lexington School for the Deaf, celebrating its 135th year of serving the deaf and hard of hearing, is the beneficiary of the 2000 Tom Montgomery Invitational. Kevin Fuchs, a student at Lexington and a hockey player represented his school at the opening ceremony. The Lexington School for the Deaf is the largest school for the deaf in New York State. Lexington provides a tuition-free education to 360 profoundly deaf children who range in age from infancy through 21 years. The Lexington Center for the Deaf, which includes a research institute, provides a range of educational, vocational, mental health, and speech and hearing services for the deaf and hard of hearing.