YCS        Blossoms Art Exhibit, NY Giants visit, Camp T-shirt contest, and more...

May 11, 2010

9th Annual
Fore the Kids
Golf Invitational
Monday, June 7th
         Cedar Hill Golf &
          Country Club

Click here for details

Casino Night
Saturday, June 12th
Temple Sinai, Tenafly
For details call 201-678-1312

Count down to
June 14th - 18th
Ramapo College
See the athletes in action

The Bergen PAC was full of excitement as the students, their friends and families, and guests gathered for the opening of the Blossoms Art Exhibit.
"Every year, I think that the art work can't get any better, but this year the creativity of the projects and the execution by the students was really inspiring," said Laura Reynolds, a  guest who has attended every Blossoms opening since its inception seven years ago.

In addition to the beautiful artwork that lined the walls of the PAC's mezzanine, there was an entertaining video created by the students at Independence High and a moving choral presentation of "We are the World" by students at Fort Lee Education Center and George Washington School.
faith ringgold and Destiney, blossoms winner from may Academy
Special guest, acclaimed  artist and author Faith Ringgold, presented the awards and a personal gift to each of the winners. Prior to the presentation, Ms. Ringgold signed books for admiring  fans in the lobby.

Anne Nicolosi & scholarship winner NicoleThis year's scholarship was presented by Anne Nicolosi in the honor and memory of her late husband Ben.  "He looked forward to coming to Blossoms every year," said Ms. Nicolosi.  Scholarship recipient Nicole Tllery Wolf will attend Bloomfield College in the fall.

                              Missed the exhibit?

ellen jacobsSummer Camp is fast approaching and our children need new camp T Shirts! 
We need you to help us
pick a drawing that will be printed on each shirt

The children at our residences submitted designs
 for the 2010 camp T shirt. 
Can you help us pick the winner? 

Click here to see the 7 submissions and vote for your favorite
Click here to become a camp sponsor

"Faith and Character Matter"
NY Giants guard Mitch Petrus talks with the boys after a drill.
huddle with teens
 at  NY Giants Football Event

For the past four years, Athletes in Action and Trinity Financial have co sponsored a
football skills practice and life skills chat session with NY Giants players  at the Timex Performance Center. The event was initiated to  help motivate young men at a community high school in Newark. 
NY Giants quarterback  Eli Manning was among the special guests who signed autographs for the teens.
art show

Thanks to NY Golden Glove champ Gerry Cooney seven teens from Kilbarchan were invited to participate this year. Cooney, who  teaches boxing at Kilbarchan, made the arrangements  through Trinity Financial founder Peter Grandich. 

At each of the six drill stations a NY Giants player  instructed the boys in a specific drill.  After an intense workout, the boys huddled for a short talk. 

"This year we asked the players to focus on four core character building  qualities, " said George McGovern, with Athletes in Action. Topics included, honesty, perseverance, choosing friends, and setting life goals.