Take Down Autism wrestling tournament

The William Floyd Colonials wrestling program, under the leadership of head coach Tony Mecca, recently hosted the 13th annual Take Down Autism Tournament, a day of fundraising and competition among the best teams in Suffolk County. In total, the tournament raised $2,836, which included a generous donation of $1,000 from the Rotary Club of Shirley and the Mastics. The money raised will benefit Autism Speaks, an autism advocacy organization that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments and the public. To date, this event along with Nicky’s Team donations collected in the Autism Speaks Walk, has raised $47,784 for the organization. Nicky’s Team is named for Mecca’s 19-year-old son. Pictured (left to right) are William Floyd High School principal Philip Scotto, wrestling coach Tony Mecca, athletic director Mark Mensch and superintendent of schools Kevin M. Coster.


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