2003-03-22 / Sports

RSA Celebrates Good Fortune

By Greg Carter
RSA Celebrates Good Fortune By Greg Carter

Greg Carter, President of the Rock­away Sports Association.Greg Carter, President of the Rock­away Sports Association.

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.

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