2006-01-06 / Sports

Sorrentino Flips For Holiday Double Dutch Festival

Far Rockaway’s Stan Brown (back row) poses with Double Dutch coaches  from  Brooklyn, Long Island and New Jersey.
Far Rockaway’s Stan Brown (back row) poses with Double Dutch coaches from Brooklyn, Long Island and New Jersey. The Sorrentino Recreational Center was once again proud to host the 14 th annual Holiday Double Dutch Festival on December 28, 2005. Skips, jumps, hops and even flips were all to be seen that day. The festivities began at 11:00 a.m. and competition commenced at 3 p.m.

Teams from Far Rockaway, Baldwin, Brooklyn and New Jersey showcased their jump rope talents. The elementary and high school jumpers from the Stan Pepper Steppers’ World Championship Team, along with the Newark and Baldwin squads were cheered on by the more than 100 home fans. Parents, friends and onlookers packed into the Sorrentino gym to watch them capture another title.

In a successful day, the Pepper Steppers won the fourth, fifth, seventh, eighth and high school divisions in the Double Dutch Holiday Festival. They won five of the seven divisions.

The Double Dutch Holiday Festival was designed to bring family and friends together during the holiday season. The teams that competed ranged from the third grade level to the high school level. Top honors went to Stan’s Pepper Steppers Championship High School Team.

The Pepper Steppers squad of Katherine Rocha (left), Alaisyia Woodward (center) and Peter Alvarez (right) jump during the tournament.
The Pepper Steppers squad of Katherine Rocha (left), Alaisyia Woodward (center) and Peter Alvarez (right) jump during the tournament. Special thanks go to all the members of Stan’s Pepper Steppers, the other participants, family, friends, coaches and officials. Thanks also go to Center Manager Bernard Robinson, Andrea Cherry, Carol Walker and Keisha McClendon, Tiffany Taylor, Sports Director Stan Brown, the staff of Sorrentino, the Wave Newspaper and the Far Rockaway community.

The 13th Annual Mommy and Me Dobule Dutch Tournament were held earlier in the day. The tournament recognizes the importance of early formal training in Double Dutch and is a opportunity for mothers and children to share quality time. It teaches dedication, hard work and teamwork which can be applied through all aspects of life.

Top honors in the older division went to Terae Walker and her mother Terry Walker. In the younger division, Wendy Cherry and her mother Andrea Cherry grabbed the award.

Learn to Play Tournament

The Sorrentino Recreation Center have begun registration for the co-ed ages 12 and under basketball tournament. Registration is still available for the 14 and under and 10 and under co-ed tournaments, along with the 16 and under boys, which will begin in January. Registration is limited so those seeking further information, call 718-471-4818 and contact Stan Brown- sports director or Robert Lindo- basketball coordinator. The center is located at 18-48 Cornaga Avenue.

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