White Plains Youth Bureau Honors Backyard Sports Cares at 45th Anniversary Gala

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Danny Bernstein and Youth Bureau director
Danny Bernstein (pictured right), founder and president of Backyard Sports Cares, accepts award on behalf of BYSC

In recognition of the enriching multi-sport afterschool programming that Backyard Sports Cares (BYSC) provides for the White Plains Youth Bureau and the organization’s Bits and Pieces summer camp, Backyard Sports Cares was honored with a video presentation, including heartfelt testimonials of admiration and appreciation for its programs.

Elliot Graham with campers after and during a game of hand ball!
BYSC teen coach, Elliot Graham, with Bits and Pieces campers during a game of handball

“After five years of working together with the White Plains Youth Bureau, I am grateful for a partnership that continues to strengthen the foundation of our community by challenging and nurturing the physical and emotional needs of our children,” said Danny Bernstein, founder and president, Backyard Sports Cares.

Emceed by Erica Hill, co-anchor of NBC’s “Weekend Today”, the gala hosted hundreds of guests and local dignitaries at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on November 5th. The Youth Bureau’s programs have long supported at risk kids and kept them on the road to success. Just ask the 30+ police officers on the job at the White Plains Police Department who are graduates of the Bureau’s programs.

“Since its inception, the White Plains Youth Bureau has provided programming that enables youth to apply their energy and nurture their talents, develop new skills and become good citizens and competent leaders of the 21st century,” said Mayor Thomas Roach.

BYSC friends and family filled seven tables at the beautiful venue and delighted in supporting their favorite organization.

BYS Brings Fun & Sports to Bits N’ Pieces Day Camp

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The White Plains Youth Bureau Bits N’ Pieces Summer Camp wraps up its 6-week session on August 14th at the Church Street Elementary School in White Plains. Students entering 1st through 5th grade came together from 8:30am to 5:00pm for camp fun and sports activities. Backyard Sports runs a program in collaboration with the White Plains … Continue reading “BYS Brings Fun & Sports to Bits N’ Pieces Day Camp”

BYS Coaches 200 White Plains Youth Bureau Day Campers

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This summer, in collaboration with the White Plains Youth Bureau, Backyard Sports’ coaches are providing daily sports and recreation to nearly 200 campers at the White Plains Youth Bureau Bits N’ Pieces Camp, located at Church Street Elementary School.     On July 22, BYS held its annual field day giving campers a chance to … Continue reading “BYS Coaches 200 White Plains Youth Bureau Day Campers”

BYSC Helps “Bike Day” Come to Westchester for the First Time

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Backyard Sports Cares Partners with Foundation for Life and White Plains Youth Bureau to host first Westchester “Bike Day” for disadvantaged kids Foundation for Life, a non-profit, was founded by Paul and Mindee Blanco of Barnum Financial Group, an office of MetLife, to promote change and deepen connections to the people, families and communities served … Continue reading “BYSC Helps “Bike Day” Come to Westchester for the First Time”