#MissionGaGa takes flight at Mt. Vernon Boys & Girls Club

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As part of Backyard Sports Cares’ Mission: Gaga 2018 initiative, BYSC, in conjunction with host families, will be donating a portable gaga pit to the Boys and Girls Club so they can enjoy the game all year-round.

To get the kids formally introduced to gaga action, Backyard Sports Cares hosted a Gaga Day on Thursday, January 25th at the Mt. Vernon Boys and Girls Club.  More than 40 youngsters participated in a fun-filled activity of competitive dodging, fleeing, and jumping in gaga pits supplied by Scott Blumberg of Talon Athletics.

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Last November, Backyard Sports Cares launched an ambitious mission to bring kids from all socioeconomic backgrounds in Westchester together through gaga play. A dedicated team of BYSC’ stakeholders, advocates, parents, and volunteers are overseeing the development and ongoing program coordination of five new gaga pits in under-served areas of Westchester County by this spring.

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GaGa Plays Key Role in Ambitious Mission for Spring 2018

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Volunteers and Vested Supporters are Invited to Join this Important Initiative with Backyard Sports Cares Backyard Sports Cares is embarking on an ambitious mission to bring kids from all socioeconomic backgrounds in Westchester together — and GaGa is the lynchpin. Last week, BYSC Executive Director, Danny Bernstein, hosted a kickoff conference with BYSC’s stakeholders and … Continue reading “GaGa Plays Key Role in Ambitious Mission for Spring 2018”

Backyard Sports Features GaGa Event as Part of Special Needs Basketball League

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Backyard Sports Cares Fall Basketball League for athletes with special needs has exceeded expectations this year. In conjunction with our Basketball program, we featured a GaGa special event that got our kids moving and exposed to non-traditional sports. Check out our video to take part in the action and hear from our awesome teen coaches, Audrey … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Features GaGa Event as Part of Special Needs Basketball League”

Backyard Sports+ Special Needs Athletes Play GaGa at SUNY Purchase

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This past weekend our Backyard Sports Plus Special Need athletes and coaches were treated to an indoor session of GaGa at Purchase College.  The GaGa pits were provided courtesy of Scott Blumberg and Talon Athletics, a local GaGa activity provider and manufacturer of GaGa specialty equipment. The players received progressive skill instruction, including striking a … Continue reading “Backyard Sports+ Special Needs Athletes Play GaGa at SUNY Purchase”