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Board Approves $21k for Mt. Vernon Youth Basketball Program

Lyndon Williams and David Tubiolo

 

White Plains, NY — The Westchester County Board of Legislators is keeping kids on the basketball court in Mount Vernon this summer.


At its meeting Monday night, the Board unanimously approved more than $21,000 for this year's edition of the city's popular summer youth basketball program.


The program runs five days a week from 1-5 p.m. at the A.B. Davis Middle School gym from July 8 to August 16. It serves up to 90 boys and girls from the age of 8-17 every year.


The popular, long-running program not only provides basketball skills and drills, but also life skills, including weekly speakers addressing different topics.


Legislator Lyndon Williams (D - Mount Vernon) said, "This is a wonderful program, run by Mount Vernon High School Boys Basketball Coach Bob Cimmino, and I'm proud I and my colleagues on the Board are supporting it again this year. This is not just a basketball program, it uses basketball as an avenue to teach young people teamwork, problem resolution, good decision making. The values and life skills they acquire in this program will benefit them both on and off the court now and for years to come."


Legislator David Tubiolo (R - Yonkers, Mount Vernon) said, "With this program, every year, we’re able to ensure that young people in Mount Vernon have access to this kind of recreational opportunity regardless of means. This is a wonderful program that helps keep our children off the streets, in a safe and fun environment, where they learn not just skills for basketball, but life skills of working together, discipline, hard-work and so much more."

 

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