Hi everyone! I am beyond excited to be fufilling one of my dreams. As a kid I would watch in awe at all the thousands of people filling NYC. All with different stories, experiences, and journeys. The past 5 years or so I have been watching on Manhattan Ave. in Greenpoint. I cry, yell, and not stop smiling as I watched on. This year I can't wait to feel the love and spririt of NYC all around. I will probably still cry, yell, and not stop smiling.
I am raising money for a colleague's incredible organization called Back 2 Basics Academy. See below for a description.
Back 2 Basics Academy (B2B) is a non-profit organization that provides healthy opportunities for young children in underserved communities throughout the Bronx and the surrounding boroughs of New York City including Westchester County.
B2B has an open-door policy where we do not turn any child away. We focus on developing the self-esteem in young children and teens -- many who have been declined opportunities from school programs and amateur athletic organizations. By teaching the foundation of the sport through teamwork, sportsmanship and conflict resolution while also instilling respect for themselves and those around them, a meaningful path towards discipline, responsibility, community pride, and a commitment to hard work is fostered.
Through caring staff and coaches, time is invested in developing the minds of student-athletes and educating their family on how to embrace the youth sports experience. In essence; we are committed to prioritizing the student-athlete over the scoreboard and guiding the family through the process.