2012-03-09 / Sports

Rockaway Teen Challenge Announces New Programs

Challenge – an invitation to compete; stimulate intellect or action.

The Rockaway Teen Challenge is underway for the 2012 winter/spring games. First up is a 19 and Under Basketball Medaling Tournament. Six teams of players from across the peninsula will battle for the gold, silver and bronze bragging rights.

All games will be played on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Peninsula Preparatory Academy, 111-11 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. A spokesperson declares, “There’s plenty of room for spectators, so come support our youth.” Coach Mentor and Player Orientation are scheduled for Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at Church of God Christian Academy.

Chess tournaments are in the making. Youth from the “Battle of the Libraries,” NYCHA recreational centers, PAL, Child Center NY, Safe Space, and 100 Precinct Youth Council will match wits for the gold. Contact Robert at the Teen Library, 718-471-2573 or Ken Layne at NYCHA Beach 41 Street Houses, 718-471-0971 to participate in the Chess competition.

The RTC expresses appreciation and recognition to Curtis Williams, Ray Diaz and the NYC Housing Authority, Victor and Caesar of V&C Transportation, all coach mentors, and the 100 and 101 Precincts, for their continued unwavering commitment to Rockaway youth.

The Rockaway Teen Challenge would like to thank their partners Charles and Randy Fisher of the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council (HHSYC), the Queens District Attorney’s office, Queens Library, and Joe Jamison of Council for Unity. They all bring great excitement and workshops to the Teen Challenge initiative.

To volunteer or register your child for Rockaway Teen Challenge 2012 games, contact Denean Ferguson at 646-552-8453.

Website changes are yet underway; www.rockawaolympics.com will eventually change to a new website at www.rockawayteenchallenge.com. More information on the Rockaway Teen Challenge can be found on their Facebook page.

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