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Shooting Machine Donated to Basketball Programs by Edwin Wadas Foundation

Thanks to the Edwin J. Wadas Foundation, Inc., the Westmoreland Boys and Girls Basketball programs will have a “shot up” on the competition.

The foundation recently donated a basketball shooting machine to Westmoreland. The helpful tool will be used by the boys and girls modified, junior varsity and varsity basketball teams during practice.  Four players by machine  

“The shooting machine will help players improve their shooting and form by giving them more reps,” Westmoreland Athletic Director Mike Adey said. “What they can do in 10 minutes with the machine, is what they used to do in 20 minutes.”

The basketball shooting machine features the latest technology and is easy to set up and take down - - meaning it can be used during different segments in practice without using up valuable time.

The Edwin J. Wadas Foundation, Inc., through grants, supports school districts, municipalities and non-profits in Herkimer and Oneida Counties that provide amateur athletics for youth ages 5-18. Edwin J. Wadas, better known as “Uncle Ed,” formed the foundation in 1990. Upon his death in 2018, he entrusted the foundation to endure, in perpetuity, so his financial resources could continue to support and enhance youth athletic programs.

For more than 60 years, “Uncle Ed” volunteered as a scorekeeper, announcer, statistician, track and field official and in every other possible capacity in his selfless desire to help young athletes succeed and realize the benefits of participation in athletic programs. He was an outstanding role model and never passed up an opportunity to emphasize sportsmanship, respect for opponents and officials and the value of hard work to all the young athletes he encountered.

The Westmoreland Central School District greatly thanks the Edwin J. Wadas Foundation, Inc.!

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