A Shot for Life Returning

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

A Shot for Life Returning

A Shot For Life, Inc. is pleased to announce the roster of our third annual A Shot For Life Challenge. The event is a hybrid of a highly competitive basketball shooting competition and a fundraiser. The winner of the A Shot For Life Challenge is officially named “The Best Shooter in Massachusetts”. Thanks to their incredible generosity, the ASFL Challenge will once again be held at the University Sports Complex in Hanover on August 1st. The funds raised by the A Shot For Life Challenge benefit the Dr. Curry Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as Children’s Hospital.

It is a competitive process to be chosen as an A Shot For Life shooter. We not only scout all prospective shooters closely, but we also look for people of great character. We are extremely proud of the 2015 roster as we welcome many new players into the A Shot For Life family. All of the participants involved in the A Shot For Life Challenge have committed to spending a significant amount of time and energy to raise money for brain cancer research. Their excitement and willingness to do so speaks volumes about who they are as people. Once again we will be holding a dunk contest after the Girls’ and Boys’ divisions compete. We will announce our dunk contest lineup at a later time.

Due to several serious injuries, the Girls’ roster will be subject to change before the August 1st event. Despite the fact that they cannot compete, all of our injured players have committed to continue raising money for cancer research which is the most recent example of how they embody what an A Shot For Life shooter is supposed to be. We will not undermine the selection process to simply fill a slot in regards to rounding out the roster. Every player that puts on an A Shot For Life jersey must go through the same scouting and screening process. To donate to the A Shot For Life Challenge, all donations are tax deductible at this link: http://www.gofundme.com/v9hrfc4

“ASFL’s exponential growth was evident in this year’s selection process. It was the toughest selection process we have ever had. It’s extremely difficult to be picked given how much talent there is in Massachusetts, however, we’re very confident in our 2015 roster. To see all of these really phenomenal young athletes unselfishly devoting their time and energy to cancer research through the sport they love is commendable to say the least. We’re very proud of all of the athletes in our program and our entire A Shot For Life family.”
- Mike Slonina, CEO and Founder of A Shot For Life, Inc.


Boys Roster:
Tommy Mobley (Newton North)
Isaiah McLeod (Cambridge)
Kellan Grady (Northfield Mount Hermon)
Joey Downes (Sandwich)
Mike Grassey (Winchester)
Brandon Twitty (Catholic Memorial)
Jack Loughnane (BC High)
Drew Myers (Quincy)
Matt Hanna (Catholic Memorial)
Mike Algeri (Reading)
Geoff Gray (Newton South)
Denis Tobin (Catholic Memorial)
Sam Jefferson (Newton North)
Mat Catizone (Woburn)
Brendan Hoban (Millbrook)
Josh Lee (Arlington)

Girls Roster:
Ashley Russell (Braintree)
Alana Gilmer (Archbishop Williams)
Jen Worden (Abington)
Brianna Herlihy (Braintree)
Kelly Fogarty (Walpole)
Bridget Herlihy (Braintree)
Vanessa Edgehill (Rivers)
Hayley Wardwell (Cardinal Spellman)
Justine Gaziano (Natick)
Emma Forbes (Bishop Feehan)
Meg Reen (Norwood)
Lexi Martin (Franklin)
Amy Assad (Millis)
Emily Chang (Newton South)
Erika Lamere (Milton Academy)