Since the Rainbow Classic began in 2001, PCSD has raised over $500,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital. Every year, fans gather to cheer on the friendly cross-town rivalry between Mendon and Sutherland Varsity Basketball teams as they go head-to-head to support a good cause. The Rainbow Classic; Pittsford Mendon-Sutherland basketball games have been played in memory of Katelyn Pasley and Ryan McCluski to raise funds for the Golisano Children’s Hospital. The tradition began as an idea of student athletes Lindsay Bartholf and Shannon Martin, their parents, and Coach Todd Julien. With the help of countless other Pittsford students, parents, and faculty, it blossomed into an annual community and school-wide project which honors the memory of the two former Pittsford students. The event serves as a fundraiser for projects at Golisano Children's Hospital which strive to enhance and ease the hospital stay for children and their families. Funds raised from Rainbow Classic competitions have supported various projects at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong including a patient room in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the opening of the new surgical unit and Pediatric Palliative Care Program
**The rainbows Katie drew while in the hospital were the inspiration for the name of the Rainbow Classic fundraiser.
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to sell ad space for the basketball program book.
2021 Merchant Letter & Ad Form
Rainbow Classic - Donate Now!
Please use the link above to donate to the Rainbow Classic/ Golisano Children's Hospital. Be sure to mention Rainbow Classic on the donation form.