Well, two years, 89 veterans attended. Last year, 100 registered, but only 63 came out due to the snowstorm, Zaworski said.
This, Zaworski hopes more than 150 veterans will attend, he said.
One year, a 100-year-old veteran was part of the group. This year, three veterans from World War II and three from the Korean War have signed up, Zaworski said.
“And we do something really nice for the Korean War veterans and the World War II veterans at the end,” Zaworski said.
Why does Zaworski hold this event after Veteran’s Day? Because Veterans Day doesn’t occur during football or basketball season, he said.
“It makes it an intimate experience when we get the gym crowded with people and all of the men and the woman on the court and the kids involved,” Zaworski said. “And the basketball games gives us the opportunity to do that.”
When veterans arrive, they will receive pizza, water and a commemorative T-shirt. Then after the sophomore game, the veterans enter a court through the JROTC sabre team while a bagpipe plays, he said.