PS 226, an elementary school on Sedgwick Avenue in University Heights, is raising money to build a gymnasium.
So far, the school's held several fund-raisers – including a celebrity golf tournament in Los Angeles – and pulled in about $1 million, which includes a $500,000 commitment from Bronx Council Member Maria Baez.
Robert Romano, a teacher at the school who's leading the effort, has a famous brother: actor Ray Romano of "Everyone Loves Raymond" fame - hence the celebrity involvement.
To help attract additional donors - they need another $2-3 million - the school recently had a video made (above). In it teachers, parents, and others (including Baez) explain how the facility, if built, will benefit the school's 450 students.
(The video is courtesy of Crazy Duck Productions)