RSA Celebrates Good Fortune
As Rockaways residents should know or as G-Dubya says, "show your cards", the Rockaway Sports Association (RSA) beings our eleventh season of outstanding sports for the outstanding youth of the Rockaways. So much has to be explained regarding all of the RSA’s accomplishments and upcoming events.
Last year, the District 27 Recreational linkage program was held. Four middle schools participated and MS 180 won both the boys and girls championship. The RSA appreciates the assistance of our outstanding leaders at District 27. Of course, I’m speaking of Mr. Matthew Bromme, Mr. Marty Weinstein, and Ms. Michele Lloyd Bey. This season, I am happy to announce (and this year, it should be in full operation) a mother/daughter softball league with a number of schools from District 27 and a number of schools joining from the mainland.
I am also pleased to announce the participation and partnership with a very determined and focused young lady, Aria Doe, executive director of MS 180’s Action Center. Mrs. Doe’s leadership has not only lead MS 180 as the true beacon of all the middle schools in the Rockaways, but arguably in all of Queens and New York. Mrs. Doe as incorporated traditional academic programs to the non-traditional sports of lacrosse, cities and possibly fencing. Mrs. Doe and her staff should keep up the great work.
I would like to mention possibly the best youth sports program in the United States, the Police Athletic League, and P.O. Fred Brooks, Queens PAL Supervisor. With P.O. Brooks’ leadership, we have an abundance of sports/ recreation for the 2003 season. From mother/daughter softball, flag football, baseball with Deacon Tipton and Mr. Luis Espinoza, from "Take The Field", of which our youth have outstanding playing facilities.
Last but not least, the 2003 season begins this Friday with our lacrosse/ softball season, Friday, March 21 in attending the Notre Dame vs. Hofstra game. Saturday is Lacrosse Day, where the Urban Patriots (formerly known as the Huskers) and the Golden Girls will hold our lacrosse registration and skills drill carnival. Participants have the chance to win fantastic prizes, from bicycles to roller blades. The NYPD’s lacrosse team and the BOSS (Brotherhood of Subway Sandwiches), will be hosting Lacrosse Day. So boys and girls, 10-14, come on out to Far Rockaway High School this Saturday and enjoy the youth of the Rockaways.