D-Y hosting BBQ to benefit cancer-stricken asst.

Dennis-Yarmouth head football coach Paul Funk passes along information about a beer tasting and barbecue, to be held this Friday at Ardeo's on Kingsway, in Yarmouthport.

Typically, the proceeds go to funds for D-Y's football team. But this year, they will be splitting the proceeds with the family of assistant coach Peter Gonnella, who is currently undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Gonnella grew up in Wakefield, and graduated from Wakefield High in 1981. It's also the alma mater of Funk, who graduated in 1989 with Gonnella's younger brother, current Purdue assistant (and former Cambridge head coach) Paul Gonnella. Peter currently is the head girls' basketball coach at Harwich High, and lives on the Cape with his wife Kerry, and three of his four children. His oldest daughter currently attends Ole Miss, where Peter also matriculated.

Funk passed along this flyer, pasted below:

Friday, August 19th

Ardeo's at Kingsway, Yarmouthport, MA

6:00-9:00 pm

$40 per person

Tickets will be available at event or call John Terrio @ 781- 248-1834

Silent Auction Items Available

Please help us in supporting Peter Gonnella and his family at our annual football season kickoff event. Peter is a father of 4 children and a former football coach and teacher at Dennis-Yarmouth and is currently undergoing cancer treatment.