Amos Ryan, a New York Police Department officer who came to East Hampton from Union Island in the Grenadines in the early 1990s and became, under Ed Petrie’s tutelage, a nationally ranked basketball player at Suffolk Community and Southampton Colleges, is to be honored during Saturday’s Max Cure Foundation’s 3-on-3 tournament at the Ross School.
For the past year or so, Richard and David Plotkins’ foundation, which funds pediatric cancer research, has been helping the Ryan family — Amos and his wife Canela’s 15-year-old daughter, Manijeh, has brain cancer — with their expenses. Without that help, Canela Ryan said at Max Cure’s benefit for them at Luly Duke’s house last July, “our lights probably would have been shut off. It’s taken a weight off, so that we can focus on the medical part.”
The tournament is to begin at 9 a.m., with a carnival to follow from 11 to 3. Ryan is to be honored in a ceremony in which Coach Petrie is expected to participate, at about 2 p.m.