Baltimore, MD - July 5, 2019 - On Sunday June 30th, 36 men and 9 women participated in the 25th annual Tour de Court in Pikesville. Tour de Court is a basketball tournament that requires participants to travel on bike to various neighborhood backyard courts. As part of the tournament, participants raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Since 2011, Tour de Court has raised more than $250,000 in memory of Rachel Minkove, z’l, who bravely battled Hodgkin’s lymphoma for over four years before her tragic passing in 2012 at the age of 28.
The festive opening ceremonies outside the Minkove home included musical selections by DJ Balagan, Ethan Tidwell (national anthem) and Harold Fruchter (Hatikva). There were also speeches and presentations from LLS of Maryland as well as from local politicians from the City and County: Mayor Jack Young, Baltimore City Council President, Brandon Scott, City Council member Yitzi Schleifer, Baltimore County Councilman, Izzy Patoka and the office of John Olszewski, Jr., Baltimore County Executive.
Each year's champions are inked onto a golden bicycle helmet. The 2019 golden helmet winners were: Men: Evan Majzner, Jared Levine and David Steinberg; Women: Stacy Fuld and Kayla Spern.
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