Long Island Scrap Metal

November 8, 2010

Gershow Recycling Sponsors Winner of Pumpkin Flinging Contest

Gershow Recycling Sponsors Winner of Pumpkin Flinging Contest

Pictured (left to right): Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling and his son, Andrew; Al Hill, Member, Islip High School Catapult Team; Ken Phalen, Coach, Islip HS Catapult Team; and Michael Marrotta, Sam Melanif, Michael Barsalona and Dan Angileri, Members, Islip HS Catapult Team.


In support of local high schools, Gershow Recycling sponsored The Islip High School Catapult Team, which brought its "Jack-O-Splatter" to the Long Island Championship Pumpkin Fling on October 30 at the Suffolk County Farm & Education Center in Yaphank.

Once again, the team won the 14-to-18-year-old division and was first place overall with a throw of 906.2 feet. That broke the Long Island record of 819.4 feet that was also set by the Islip HS Catapult Team and also set the unofficial world record in its division. It was the sixth time in eight years that the team finished in first place.

Last year, Gershow donated scrap iron to the team to help them build the "Jack-O-Splatter." Since they do not have a budget within the school district, the team relies on donations from local businesses and people in the community. S&I Industries, Inc. in Bay Shore, a Gershow affiliate, donated additional scrap metal and the trailer for the catapult. In addition, Gershow generously donated sweatshirts and hardhats to the team members. The Islip High School Catapult Team thanked Gershow for its sponsorship and its donation.