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  • Backyard Sports Plus at Anne Hutchinson School in Eastchester

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    For the past three years, Backyard Sports Plus and Eastchester SEPTA have united to provide afterschool recreational programming for special need students at the Anne Hutchinson Elementary School in Eastchester.  Read this recent article posted by a Eastchester High School student in the Hamlet Hub

    Backyard Sports Cares 3X3 Adult Basketball Tournament Saturday March 29th…Sign up to play!

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    Lace up and sign up to play in BYSC 2nd Annual Adult 3X3 Basketball Tournament coming up Saturday March 29th, from 9AM-3PM.  Space is limited to 35 teams of 3-5 players with three ability levels, Open, 35 + competitve and recreation(any age). All proceeds from the tournament will help fund our sports programming for special needs … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Cares 3X3 Adult Basketball Tournament Saturday March 29th…Sign up to play!”

    Backyard Sports Cares Soccer Festival

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    On January 4th, 2014 at the Mt. Vernon Underdome over 125 players and family members participated in a holiday Soccer Festival.  The players came from 7 Backyard Sport Soccer Clubs formed in partnership with schools and organizations from all over Westchester.  The day consisted of a mini tournament with awards being given to players that … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Cares Soccer Festival”

    Welcome Nesta Felix To BYSC

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    Backyard Sports Cares will like to introduce our new board member Nesta Felix. She is a native of St. Lucia and is currently the Executive Director of New Flex Foundation, a dynamic organization that provides mentoring services to underserved youth in Mt. Vernon and Westchester County. Nesta also serves as the head varsity basketball coach … Continue reading “Welcome Nesta Felix To BYSC”

    Backyard Sports Cares Celebrates Family Fun Day at Purchase College

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    On Sunday, December 8th, Backyard Sports Cares Plus families, coaches, and our volunteers from local area schools spent the afternoon for a special day of sports fun!  The day kicked off with our USTA-backed Quick Start tennis program followed by a buffet lunch to re-charge for an afternoon of spirited sports activity in tennis, basketball, … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Cares Celebrates Family Fun Day at Purchase College”

    Hamilton High School Students assist with after school program

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    It didn’t come as a surprise that when I mentioned our potential involvement in Backyard Sports, my “Peers as Leaders (PAL)” and Community Health students jumped at the chance. What did pleasantly surprise me was the dedication and excitement they showed to the program and its young students each and every week. Backyard Sports is … Continue reading “Hamilton High School Students assist with after school program”

    BYSC Club Members Help Out At Turkey Trot

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    On Sunday, November 24th, over 20 Mamaroneck High School Backyard Sports Cares Community Club volunteers teamed up with the Mamaroneck public school SEPTA to participate in the Turkey Trot walk/run.  It was a huge success, raising over $600 to help fund special needs sports programs for the district. MHS students completed the mile with a handful of children … Continue reading “BYSC Club Members Help Out At Turkey Trot”

    BYS Soccer Clubs take off in Mt. Vernon, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, and Port Chester

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    Backyard Sports has launched after school soccer clubs in four Westchester communities. The mission of the club is to give the children the opportunity to experience a team setting focused around the young players’ learning and love  of soccer. Through a wide variety of challenging, yet fun activities and drills the children gain the skills of controlling a ball … Continue reading “BYS Soccer Clubs take off in Mt. Vernon, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, and Port Chester”

    BYS Cares Fall Program Ending, Winter Tennis and Soccer on the Horizon

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    This fall Backyard Sports Cares has seen a tremendous increase in participation for our Sunday Plus programs. We would like to thank the record number of students, volunteers, and coaches who showed up and made every Sunday an enjoyable experience. With only one football class remaining, this Sunday 11/10, we would like to announce the … Continue reading “BYS Cares Fall Program Ending, Winter Tennis and Soccer on the Horizon”

    Backyard Sports Plus Football Has Begun!

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    This Sunday, Backyard Sports Cares offered its first football sports program for our special needs classes.  With over 40 kids throwing, passing, catching and zigzagging through  cones with their peer mentors coaches, all the parents cheered them on.  Watch out Giants and Jets!  Click here for more photos