What’s Happening In Rockaway Sports
The Rockaway Grizzlies semi-pro football team will continue to practice at Beach Channel High School at 100-00 Beach Channel Drive every Saturday and Sunday. The time of practice will be at 11 a.m. Player and coaching positions are still available.
The team will be playing in the Garden State Football League starting on August 2nd with an 8 game schedule. Scrimmage games will tentatively start in June. Any questions about the team, call Lionel Theophile at 917-992-3958 or visit their website at www.rockawaygrizzlies.com.
BCAC Football Practice
The BCAC football program has begun practicing for the up coming 2003 season. There are still some openings in some age groups. Any child wishing to play football for the Shamrocks should contact the BCAC at (718) 318 0600 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our new website at www.broadchannelac.com.
Practices are held every Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6 PM at the Day Camp facility directly adjacent to the bridge. The divisions are Peanuts 5 & 6 Pee-Wees 7 & 8 Midgets 9 & 10 Ponies 11 & 12 and Seniors 13 & 14. registration fee is $100.00 and each player will get all the equipment necessary to play. They also get to keep their uniform jersey.
The Nickelodeon Sports Foundation Inc. will be hosting their annual IronMan Full Court Basketball Tournament at Riis Park on July 12-13. The program will continue on the weekends until September 20-21. Prospective teams will come from the Rockaways, the United States and Canada.
The 2-day B-ball tournaments will consist of divisions with different age brackets. The tournament is open to boys, girls, men and women. There will be a Youth Division consisting of subdivisions of 13-under, 17-under, and 18-under. There will be two adult divisions consisting of 18 and older and 35 and older. The games will be full court competition.
Registration is still available for teams to enter the tournament. For those interested in gathering more information and registering for the tournament, call Cecil Herbert at 718-781-2613. Teams will be selected on a first come, first served base. The email address is IronManNSF@aol.com and website http://come.to/ironmanBAS
PAL Playstreet Program
The Police Athletic League (PAL) launchd its 2003 Summer Playstreet Program in Queens on Monday, July 7. Hundreds of PAL youngsters will play city sidewalk games, make arts and crafts, choose to read from a variety of books and make lots of new friends all summer long.
PAL’s Summer Playstreet Programp provides recreational activities in closed off playgrounds, schools and playstreets to give children a safe, supervised place to enjoy outdoot summer activities. Playsites offer sports, arts, crafts, games, music and dance. Mobile reading teachers will bring an assortment of books to selected locations to encourage summer reading.
For information, contact the Police Athletic League at 212-477-9450.
PAL Summer Playsites
Carleton Manor Houses–7115 Beach Channel Drive.
Hammel Houses–8510 Rockaway Beach Boulevard.
Bayside Playground (JHS 180) 104th Street–Seaside Avenue&BCD.
P.S. 225–190 Beach 110 Street.
Macedonia Church–330 Beach 67th Street.
Redfern Houses–14-56 BCD-Redfern Avenue and Hassock Street City Line.
Westbourne Playground P.S. 104- Bay 28 Street and Mott Avenue.
Ocean Bay Apartments- 434 BCD at 54th Street.