Backyard Sports Cares Hosts 2nd Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at MSG Training Center

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BYSC charity basketballOn Saturday, March 29th BYSC hosted its second annual Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament at the MSG Training Center in Tarrytown. More than 150 players, some invited from underserved neighborhoods through local sponsorships, provided a unique “community building” experience.

The Knicks City Dancers and retired Knicks legends Larry Johnson and John Starks were on-hand to support the 35 teams and the BYSC special needs “All Star” players. Our BYSC “All Stars” were assisted in their half-time scrimmage by local high school volunteer peer mentors, highlighting BYSC unique teaching methodology. A warm and special thanks to all of our families, community partners and sponsors who made this event such a great success.

BYSC 2nd annual basketball tournament was attended by more than 500 players and spectators raising more than $40,000 to help young athletes with limited access to community programs and children with special needs.

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Coach’s Corner By Danny Bernstein, Head Coach Backyard Sports Cares

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Categories Vol. 3 Spring 2014

As we conclude another school year of productive and creative programming, I remain in awe of the incredible partners who make our work both accessible and pleasurable. This season we held several events which exemplify the fruits and benefits of meaningful collaboration. Our Friday night tennis program at Sound Shore Indoor Tennis would not take … Continue reading “Coach’s Corner By Danny Bernstein, Head Coach Backyard Sports Cares”

BYSC Partnership with DICK’S Sporting Goods

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In collaborative partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods and our first foray with their “SportsMatter” crowdfunding website, BYSC was able to surpass our fundraising goal of $8,000 in less than three weeks. To help make our goal, DICK’S generously matched our web-based donations dollar for dollar. Thanks to all of our supporters who helped secure our … Continue reading “BYSC Partnership with DICK’S Sporting Goods”

Baseball Plus – A Home Run!

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Picture perfect weather for our Plus players has helped make an enjoyable productive season for the 40 special needs children and peer mentor volunteers this spring. While the players practice pitching, batting and running the bases, many of the parents find respite lounging on the sidelines, sipping coffee, taking in the sun and cheering them … Continue reading “Baseball Plus – A Home Run!”

A Love Match to Bring Tennis to Underserved Kids

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On May 9th, BYSC launched a six week evening community tennis program at Sound Shore Indoor Tennis in Port Chester. The purpose of the program is to provide 60 underserved youth (ages 6-16) from White Plains and Port Chester an opportunity to learn to play tennis in a modern tennis facility and receive quality skill … Continue reading “A Love Match to Bring Tennis to Underserved Kids”

Lets Hear it for The “Amazing“ Cheerleaders

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Spirits run high one afternoon a week at Edward Williams Elementary School in Mt. Vernon for more than 20 girls who are learning all the moves of a cheerleader, from general shouting chants to dance moves and mastering the pyramid. All of this involves teamwork with each other and their coaches. The formidable team that … Continue reading “Lets Hear it for The “Amazing“ Cheerleaders”

Play Golf with BYSC, By Ethan Bunzell

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As an athlete who has played many sports on various teams, I have had many different coaches, good and bad, that have guided me in a way to help me succeed. After being on the student side of the student to coach relationship, being the coach at the Edward Williams School golf program for BYSC … Continue reading “Play Golf with BYSC, By Ethan Bunzell”

Building Community: Lakeland Board of Education Salutes BYSC

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BYSC was honored with the “Lakeland Salutes” award in recognition of our successful special needs sports programs involving more than 60 volunteer peer mentors from Lakeland High School and 60 special needs players. In a collaborative partnership with Lakeland Board of Education, spearheaded by Mary Ellen Herzog, Assistant Superintendant of Schools and Steve Rosen, President … Continue reading “Building Community: Lakeland Board of Education Salutes BYSC”

Volunteer Buzz: Local Volunteers Serve Up Volleyball in Yonkers

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The Mamaroneck High School girls Varsity volleyball players wanted to share their love of the sport with others and found that opportunity through BYSC. Every Tuesday for 5 weeks, 6 MHS high schoolers brought their talents to the Elm Street Youth Center in Yonkers. The Elm Street Youth Center serves over 250 children daily from … Continue reading “Volunteer Buzz: Local Volunteers Serve Up Volleyball in Yonkers”

Thunder Mountain Ski Day with the Carver Center

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Awesome day on the slopes of Thunder Ridge Mountain with ten rookie teen age skiiers from the Carver Center in Port Chester.  Kids were assisted by the father and son team of Michael and Cameron Moser who helped navigate and shepard the participants down the mountain.  We are very grateful to Noel Muyskens, the Executive … Continue reading “Thunder Mountain Ski Day with the Carver Center”

Gymnastics at Mt. Vernon

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Chloe and Amanda Shuster, students at Scarsdale High School have participated in gymnastics since they were children.  Together they have shared their expertise and passion with young girls from the Edward Williams School in Mt. Vernon.  They appreciate the opportunity to teach an activity they have practiced for so many years.  Their father, David Shuster, … Continue reading “Gymnastics at Mt. Vernon”

2nd annual Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament

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As a leading provider of community team sports for kids of all ages in Westchester County, we are happy to host our 2nd annual Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament. The action will take place on March 29thh from 9am – 3pm at the MSG Training Center in Greenburgh, NY. Backyard Sports Cares offers programs for children who have limited access … Continue reading “2nd annual Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament”

Edward Williams School, Mount Vernon Plays Golf

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BYSC brings access to school age athletes with little or no access.   Ethan Bunzel, a junior at Scarsdale High School and member of the Varsity Golf team pioneered a golf program at the Amazing Afternoon Program in Mt. Vernon.  Read Ethan’s perspective. “The game of golf has given me so many opportunities and has opened … Continue reading “Edward Williams School, Mount Vernon Plays Golf”