In the Net for Nick

Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ridgewood, invites all 3rd-12th grade boys and girls to join us for a In The Net For Nick. This is a fundraiser for Nick Tsiskakis, an 8th grade student at George Washington Middle School in Ridgewood, who was hit by a landscaping truck this fall. Nick is presently at home but receiving extensive therapy for head injury. We are calling all 3rd-12th grade boys and girls to join us for a free-throw fundraiser to be held on January 16, 2012. Come by anytime between 2-6 pm to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Gymnasium located at 155 Linwood Avenue, Ridgewood

Nick Tsiskakis is the son of Mariel and John from Ridgewood, NJ. Nick is a typical 13-year-old boy who loves to ride his bike and listen to music. This past October 11th, Nick was riding his bicycle to school and was struck by a truck. He suffered severe damage to his head and parts of his body. Since the accident, Nick has undergone several surgeries on his skull and leg. Unfortunately, this is just the beginning of the challenges that face him. Nick’s future will certainly change as a result of the accident, but anyone who knows this amazing boy hopes that he will be able to do all the things he dreams of accomplishing. As friends of Nick, we all want to help in any way possible.

The In The Net For Nick fundraiser is being organized to help ease the ongoing financial burden the family is enduring. In a time of emotional pain, it is difficult that anyone would have to endure the added stress of an immense financial burden.

Registration is required. Please send an email to with your child’s name, grade, school, phone, estimated time of arrival, and In The Net For Nick in the subject line.

Here’s how it works . . .
Use the In The Net For Nick sponsor form to request sponsor donations
Come to the In The Net For Nick event anytime between 2-6pm. Shoot your free-throws and make as many baskets as you can.
Collect your sponsor donations and mail to the In The Net For Nick address on the sponsor form.
If you are unable to participate in this event, but would like to make a donation to Nick, please make your check payable to: “Nick Tsiskasis” and mail to In The Net For Nick, c/o Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 155 Linwood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

In The Net For Nick is sponsored by Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ridgewood, in cooperation with Upward Basketball and Goatgear Basketball.

The members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ridgewood want you to know that God has a plan for you and he loves you. Our faith is in Christ. Our guide is in the Bible. Our love is for all. Come celebrate with us. We offer 2 Sunday services: Contemporary Praise Service at 8:45am and Traditional Worship at 11am with Sunday School and Bible Class at 10am. Please join us at 155 Linwood Avenue, Ridgewood.