Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Basketball Tourney to Honor Late Mahwah Student Leader

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Basketball Tourney to Honor Late Mahwah Student Leader

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MAHWAH -- The basketball pounding on the hardwood. The squeak of pivoting sneakers. The cheers from the bleachers. These were among Dan Zolotorofe's favorite things in life.

Two months after his death at age 20, Zolotorofe's friends and family will honor the former Mahwah High School Student Council president on Sunday with a fund-raising basketball tournament.

"He loved Mahwah High School and basketball in particular," said lifelong friend Jordan Kaplan. "I thought there would be no better way to honor him than in the gym he loved."

Thirty-two teams have registered to play, and 183 guests have registered their attendance on Facebook for the inaugural DZ Foundation 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament.

Zolotorofe was the biggest fan at Mahwah basketball games, outgoing and an instant friend to everyone he met, those who knew him say. "He was never the smartest kid or the most athletic," said family friend Nick Kulik, president and co-founder of the DZ Foundation. …

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