Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs will be hosting Team Green Basketball Academy at Floral Park Memorial High School from July 8 to 11.The camp is open to children of all skill levels ages 5-18. The camp fee is $250, which includes a t-shirt, lunch, drawstring backpack, and prizes during contests.
Green attended high school at St. Mary’s where he lead them to a #1 national ranking, and was also selected a McDonalds All-American. Danny played his collegiate ball at the University of North Carolina. During the 2008-2009 season, Green led the Tar Heels to a national championship over Michigan State.
Green is now heralded as the winningest player at UNC, with 123 career victories in games he played in. One of the most notable aspects of his game is his versatility.
Green is the only Tar Heel ever to have 1,000 points (1,368), 500 rebounds (590), 200 assists (256), 100 blocks (155) and 100 steals (160). He is now a starter for the Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs.
“I’m really excited to host a camp in Floral Park. I’m starting to build a strong relationship with Floral Park, from hosting a successful camp there last year and playing in the Malone Mulhall Benefit Game in the past, it’s a great town to work with,” said Green.
“Team Green Basketball Academy is the best camp I’ve ever attended. Being able to learn from Danny and the coaches/trainers who have worked with other NBA players was so cool. I learned so much” said Andrew Visciglia, current sixth-grader at Floral Park-Bellerose School who attended Team Green Basketball Academy last year.
Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00
Senator Jack Martins mentioned education, business and drug use among other topics in a recent interview with the Floral Park Dispatch. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber.
Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped foster to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
On Thursday, Sept. 11, members of the Floral Park community gathered to honor the memories of the lives lost of Sept. 11, 2001, at the village’s annual 9-11 Remembrance ceremony. The Floral Park Volunteer firefighters served as Color Guard and the Holy Spirit Church Choir sang. Mayor Thomas Tweedy delivered the welcoming speech (see page 12 of this Floral Park Dispatch) and delivered the recitation of names, between the bell tolls of the United Methodist Church. Members of the fire department placed roses on the name panels at the village’s relic memorial. The following are the names of residents who perished in the 9/11 attacks and who are honored at the village’s memorial: Keith Fairben, EMT; William Dean, of Marsh & McLennan; Ryan Fitzgerald, of Fiduciary Trust Company International; Brian Magee, of Compaq; Charles Mendez, FDNY Ladder 7; Robert Regan, FDNY Ladder 118; Robert King, Jr., FDNY Engine 33; Howard Gelling, Jr., of Sandler O’Neill & Partners; Thomas Hetzel, FDNY Ladder 13; Ronald Kloepfer, NYPD ESU Squad 7; Michelle Bratton, of Cantor Fitzgerald.