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An NBA Champ Comes Home

Danny Green to hold

basketball camp in Floral Park

Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs will be holding a youth basketball camp at Floral Park High School through Thursday, July 10. The camp is part of the third annual Team Green Basketball Skills Camp. It is open to boys and girls from kindergarten all the way though high school. Originally from North Babylon, Green won an NCAA Championship with the University of North Carolina in 2009. Just a few weeks ago, he and the San Antonio Spurs beat LeBron James and the Miami Heat to capture his first NBA title, and the Spurs fifth overall. Green isn’t the only one basking in the moment.

The Spurs fell to the Heat in the 2013 NBA Championship, so revenge felt good for the Spurs. “If (the Spurs) were to face anybody else in the finals, it would have been nice, but not as nice,” Green’s father and CEO of Team Green, Danny Green Sr., said. “It is a fairytale come true.” Now, the Green family is returning to Long Island.

“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 the past few years and playing in the Malone Mulhall Benefit Game in the past, it’s a great town to work with,” Danny Green Jr. said in a press release.

While the camp is for basketball, the Greens want the campers to learn more than just the game. “I want (the campers) to understand that anything is possible,” Green Sr. said. “To come from a small community on Long Island and make it to the highest level.”

The camp will go for four days next week in Floral Park, then two more sessions will be held in North Babylon at the end of July. For Green Sr, the camps are about the campers learning from the best. “We try to offer quality,” he said. “It’s great to know as a parent that you can send your kid to a safe environment. “

Green Sr. also emphasized one issue that has been debated many times in recent months. “For us, it’s important to know that you are a student-athlete,” he said. Green Sr. added that he wants the campers to know, “What it’s like to be a good teammate,” and “how to be a good human being.”

There are still spots available in the Floral Park camps. For more information, visit teamgreenba.com

News

On Sunday, Aug. 20, Genna Cardalena, 17, of Floral Park, was named Miss Long Island Teen 2015 at the annual pageant held in Patchogue, in conjunction with the Miss Long Island Pageant. Thirty-two women, between the ages of 14 and 26 years old represented towns from across Long Island to compete for the Miss and Teen 2015 titles.

Cardalena told the Floral Park Dispatch, “It’s really surreal; it took me about 24 hours for it to really sink in that I was Miss Long Island Teen 2015.” This is her third competition. Her cousin originally turned her on to pageant competitions. “I entered on a whim and placed in the Top 10 in a 2013 competition in Westchester,” said Cardalena. She then entered the 2014 pageant on Long Island and placed in the top five and also won Miss Congeniality.

Village Trustee Mary Grace-Tomecki updated residents on the road repairs at Beverly Avenue at Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting. The reconstruction of Beverly Avenue which is located between Covert Avenue and Orchid Street began this past week. The contractor for the construction is the Roadwork Ahead Incorporation based out of Westbury.

“Approximately 10 years ago, the greater part of Beverly underwent an overlay. However, at the time, it was deemed that the segment between Covert and Orchid was not a good candidate for an overlay,” said Tomecki. “The crown of this portion of Beverly was much higher than the rest of the street, causing substantial ponding and in turn, drainage issues that could not be resolved by simply applying asphalt to the existing road surface.”


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