Rainbow Classic Continues the Spirit of Giving

When thinking of November, the start of the season of giving often comes to mind. In fact, November 15 has been designated "National Philanthropy Day" by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). It celebrates charitable giving and the impact philanthropy has on the enrichment of the greater community.

With this philanthropic spirit in mind, PCSD is just a few weeks away from the Rainbow Classic basketball games to support Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong.

The 18th annual Rainbow Classic will be held:

Friday, Dec. 21, 2018
at the University of Rochester Palestra

Mendon vs. Sutherland Varsity Basketball Teams
Girls at 6 p.m.
Boys at 8 p.m.

Since the Rainbow Classic began, PCSD has raised over $500,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital. Funds raised from this friendly cross-town competition have supported various projects at the hospital including Pediatric Intensive Care Unit patient rooms, the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Program, the Teen Lounge and more. Proceeds from this year’s Rainbow Classic will support the Pediatric Palliative Care Program.

The Rainbow Classic started as an idea of a parent, a student-athlete and a coach in memory of Park Road Elementary School student Katelyn Pasley. It later expanded to include the memory of 2002 Sutherland High School graduate Ryan McCluski. Both were patients at the Golisano Children’s Hospital, and the name for the Rainbow Classic was inspired by Katelyn Pasley who drew rainbows while in the hospital. The event now honors the memory of many Pittsford students and has become so popular that it sells out year after year as students, staff and families come together to support the Golisano Children’s Hospital and pay tribute to the memory of loved ones. Be sure to mark your calendar for this special event!

$15 Online Transportation/Ticket Sales for High School Students:

Students in grades 9-12 only have the opportunity to purchase admission/transportation tickets online on a first come, first served basis. The cost is $15 for admission and includes round-trip bus transportation. Passengers on the bus will be admitted first before general admission begins. To order, students can login to their MySchoolBucks Account.

$10 In-Person General Admission Ticket Sales:

Dec. 17-21: Students can purchase general admission ticket sales at MHS and SHS during school lunch periods. The public can purchase tickets at the PCSD Athletic Office, 42 W. Jefferson Road.