Backyard Sports Cares Honors Rye Country Day School and Mamaroneck High School Teen Volunteers at First Backyard Benefit

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On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Backyard Sports Cares hosted its first annual Backyard Benefit at the Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club. The event raised more than $150,000 in support of sports programs for underserved and special needs kids in Westchester, NY.

The gala honored eight teen volunteers from Rye Country Day School and Mamaroneck High School for going above and beyond as Backyard Sports Cares Club leaders at their respective schools. These teens help run sports programs for underserved and special needs children as volunteer coaches for Backyard Sports Cares.

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Rye Country Day School Honorees; from left: Vin Minotti, program director, Backyard Sports, Jack Bronsky, Nick Verni, Doug Kosann and Danny Bernstein, executive director, Backyard Sports Cares
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Mamaroneck High School Honorees; from left: Danny Bernstein, executive director, Backyard Sports Cares, Caroline Allen, Molly Nodiff, Nick Campbell, Emma Brodie, Karina Eaton and Vin Minotti, program director, Backyard Sports

“I am deeply grateful to the 400+ friends and supporters who turned out to honor our amazing volunteers and Most Valuable Team Players,” said Danny Bernstein, executive director, Backyard Sports Cares. “Our programs are special because of the caring commitment and enthusiasm that our volunteers bring to our team sports experience and the generosity of our supporters.”

Sponsored by Advocate Brokerage Corp., AQR, Fidelis Care, MVP Basketball Camp, NatGen Premier, New York Sports Medicine Institute, and PM Pediatrics, the benefit raised more than $150,000, which will fund various sports programs for disadvantaged and special needs kids in Westchester, NY.

Most Valuable Team Player Honorees
Most Valuable Team Players from BYSC Plus Program; from left: Vin Minotti, program director, Backyard Sports, Jason Aronstein (MVTP), Jack Bronsky (teen coach honoree, Rye Country Day School), Nick Verni (teen coach honoree, Rye Country Day School), Garrett Banta (MVTP), Thomas Brady (MVTP), Kyle Fitzpatrick (MVTP), Doug Kosann (teen coach honoree, Rye Country Day School), Danny Zarro (MVTP) and Danny Bernstein, executive director, Backyard Sports Cares

In addition to honoring exceptional teen coach volunteers, Backyard Sports recognized more than a dozen “Most Valuable Team Players” from the organization’s Backyard Sports Plus program, which offers a unique team sports option for teens with special needs who love participating in competitive sports.

Scarsdale Spin Class Fundraiser Yields $10,000 for BYSC Sports Programs

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The Leichtner Family of Scarsdale and the Rohdie Group real estate company got together for a spin class fundraiser at Fly Wheel in Scarsdale on Saturday, March 12th.  Friends and families participated in a high energy program, which netted over $10,000 for Backyard Sports Cares (BYSC) programs.  Joining the group were Mamaroneck High School BYSC … Continue reading “Scarsdale Spin Class Fundraiser Yields $10,000 for BYSC Sports Programs”

Dozens of Families Gather to Learn How to Giveback to Westchester Community with BYSC

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Speedy Williams + Westchester Knicks Dancers Lend Support and Entertainment Thirty Families joined friends and the Board of Backyard Sports Cares for a lively evening of basketball activities and a brief informational session about engagement opportunities with our community work.  Playground basketball legend Speedy Williams along with members of the Westchester Knicks Dance Team were … Continue reading “Dozens of Families Gather to Learn How to Giveback to Westchester Community with BYSC”