SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) -Coach Joe Burke and his household misplaced the whole lot in a fire final Sunday. As he’s again on the basketball courtroom with the Skidmore Thoroughbreds, the school helps out with donations from their opening sport.
As head coach of the boys’s basketball program, Joe Burke is as embellished as they arrive. Since 2010, he’s led the Thoroughbreds to a number of convention championships and NCAA appearances.
“The community knows his son, the community knows Joe. I mean, this team has won so many games, so many championships, and everything through his tenure here,” mentioned Lexi Parker whereas working the sport.
The Burke household’s house was positioned within the Northern Pines neighborhood of Wilton. The head coach nonetheless got here out to steer his staff for the primary sport of the season.
“The second anyone heard about what happened, they immediately were rallying behind him to see what they could do to help his family,” described Parker.
Parker says the school is accepting donations for the household together with their GoFundMe. The hyperlink will be discovered right here. “Gift cards and money and anything else that people bring to help them have the essentials for whatever they need in this very, very hard time.”
With new and returning faces on the staff, Parker says this is a chance additionally for the gamers to say due to their largest supporter. “It really gives them an opportunity to show up not only for themselves to have a great season opener for this year, but also to show up for their coach.”