The “Amazin'”Mets coach youngsters at Citi Field baseball clinic

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On Saturday, April 22, 2017, Backyard Sports, in partnership with the New Flex Foundation of White Plains, participated in a baseball clinic at Citi Field sponsored by the NY Mets.

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Twenty youngsters ages 9-14 years old participated in a series of fundamental drills on the Mets’ playing field with instructors from the organization.  Following the 2-hour clinic, the participants were treated to a photo opp with Mr. Met.  Nesta Felix, New Flex Founder, attended the event with the children and commented, “This is a great opportunity for our young people to not only receive instruction, but have access to a professional facility.  We are grateful to the NY Mets for welcoming our organization and providing a first rate instructional practice.”

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Nesta Felix with Mr. Met and youngsters participating in the clinic

Backyard Sports Cares Leads Art Appreciation Program at Yonkers DaySpring Center

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Following successful programs with the White Plains Youth Bureau and the Mary Blige Center, Penny Bauersfeld of Scarsdale recently completed a six-week “Learning to Look” art appreciation program with 12 elementary school-aged children from the Day Spring Center in Yonkers. The program includes five weeks of afterschool study of various periods and artists.  Children learn … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Cares Leads Art Appreciation Program at Yonkers DaySpring Center”

Game, Set and Match! — An Interview with BYSC Tennis Coach Rita

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By Arden Franklyn Although some believe tennis is an exclusive sport, it’s actually largely recognized around the world as a mainstream activity that can be played by virtually anyone.  I recently caught up with Coach Rita, who leads the Backyard Sports Cares’ afterschool tennis program every Thursday at Ridgeway Elementary. The veteran tennis coach typically … Continue reading “Game, Set and Match! — An Interview with BYSC Tennis Coach Rita”