Bees Doc Yields a Welcome Gift
The Cummings film is Academy Award-eligible
By Jack Graves | July 5, 2018 – 10:48am
The last time Jamari Gant showed his mother, Lakisha, a computer, over the Christmas break, it had come to grief.
Jamari Gant, who played on the 2015-16 Bridgehampton High School boys basketball team memorialized in Orson and Ben Cummings’s “Killer Bees” documentary, which is to open in Los Angeles and New York City at the end of this month, was, until Friday, a computer science major at the State University at Fredonia without a computer.
The one he’d had, bought for him by his mother, Lakisha, had come to grief some months ago as he’d fallen asleep on a high-rise bed at college. When he got up the nerve to show her the shattered laptop last Christmas, she, who has been living with Jamari’s five siblings in a Wading River shelter, was at a loss.
Now, thanks to the Bridgehampton School Foundation, whose coffers have grown as more and more well-heeled Bridgehamptoners have seen the little-engine-that-could Killer Bees story they’d known little about, he has one, a state of the art, high-powered, portable Alienware computer programmed for video-gaming, a field that Gant and a college friend, Kermit Mitchell of Uniondale, are hoping to enter.