A bunch of Catholics and Jews walked onto a basketball court.
No, it’s not the start of a joke.
It’s what happened last night, at the Westport YMCA.
Full Court for Kindness — an “interfaith basketball tournament” — pitted Staples students (and a few middle schoolers) from Assumption Church, the Conservative Synagogue, St. Luke Church and Temple Israel in a round-robin format. Players came from their respective youth groups.
The event honored Chris Lanni, a Staples High School freshman (and St. Luke’s youth group member) who died last year. A moment of silence was held before the first whistle. All proceeds went to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
The victorious team came from the Conservative Synagogue (with the help of a couple of Israeli Emissaries ringers).
Really though, everyone there was a winner.
(Hat tip: Andres Marmelo)