2003-06-13 / Sports

Rockaway Students Say NO To Violence

Rockaway Students Say NO To Violence


The children from P.S. 198 and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, former Mayor David Dinkins and United States Tennis Association Executive Director/COO Lee Hamilton were on hand to host 1000 students from eight public schools: P.S. 43, 104, 106, 197, 215, M.S. 53 and 198 and Far Rockaway High School.  The event took place at the United States Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park. Photos by Elio Velez.The children from P.S. 198 and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, former Mayor David Dinkins and United States Tennis Association Executive Director/COO Lee Hamilton were on hand to host 1000 students from eight public schools: P.S. 43, 104, 106, 197, 215, M.S. 53 and 198 and Far Rockaway High School. The event took place at the United States Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park. Photos by Elio Velez.
Kids from P.S. 104 swing for the ball. The fifth annual “Say Yes To Tennis- No To Violence Day” featured instruction by professional and amateur tennis players.Kids from P.S. 104 swing for the ball. The fifth annual “Say Yes To Tennis- No To Violence Day” featured instruction by professional and amateur tennis players.The children at P.S. 43 enjoyed the day. The Queens DA office, The New York Junior Tennis League, USTA and District 27 were some of the sponsors of the event.The children at P.S. 43 enjoyed the day. The Queens DA office, The New York Junior Tennis League, USTA and District 27 were some of the sponsors of the event.

A part of the STAR (Straight Talk About Risks)-Track anti-violence program is to promote a healthy lifestyle and healthy activities like tennis. The kids from P.S. 215 perform jumping jacks just outside of Arthur Ashe Stadium.A part of the STAR (Straight Talk About Risks)-Track anti-violence program is to promote a healthy lifestyle and healthy activities like tennis. The kids from P.S. 215 perform jumping jacks just outside of Arthur Ashe Stadium.Students from Far Rockaway High School attended the festivities. The program sends 32 Assistant DA’s into the school teach children about the risks of drugs and guns and build up self-esteem, confidence and the quality of life.Students from Far Rockaway High School attended the festivities. The program sends 32 Assistant DA’s into the school teach children about the risks of drugs and guns and build up self-esteem, confidence and the quality of life.

P.S. 106 teachers and District 27 were at the event. Front row: Tina Lemberger, Elza Daguizan, Janet Behrens and Robin Wohl. Back Row: Districty 27 Superintendannt Martin Weinstein.P.S. 106 teachers and District 27 were at the event. Front row: Tina Lemberger, Elza Daguizan, Janet Behrens and Robin Wohl. Back Row: Districty 27 Superintendannt Martin Weinstein.

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