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Helps YMCA Host Basketball Tourney

On Saturday, Aug. 25, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah will host the finals of Second Annual Stickman Classic Basketball Tournament charity youth basketball tournament at the Long Island City YMCA.

Noah will be hosting the tournament, in conjunction with his mentor Tyrone Green, and Green’s organization, “For the Good of the Neighborhood.”

Through the course of the summer long tournament, Joakim Noah’s event has provided over 360 children from nearby public housing complexes an opportunity to play basketball while developing artistic skills through complementary courses in ceramics and other disciplines. All instruction during championship day will be provided by Noah’s mother, Cecilia Rodhe, an expressive art therapist and a sculptor with over 25 years of experience.

The Long Island City YMCA is located at 32-23 Queens Blvd. in Long Island City.

For more information about the tournament and how to participate in Championship Day activities, contact Eli Linthicum at elinthicum@ymcanyc.org.

In addition, on Thursday, Sept. 13, Gayle Baron, the Executive Director of the Long Island City Business Improvement District, and the President of the Long Island City Business Development Corporation (LICBDC), will be presented an award and honored at Long Island City YMCA’s annual

Frank Tempone Service Leader Award in a ceremony at Anable Basin Bar and Grill. Baron is also the cochair of the New York City BID Managers Association.

The Long Island City YMCA’s service award was named in honor of the late Frank Tempone, the long-time executive director of the Long Island City YMCA who was also active with the Long Island City Lions Club and the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

The purpose of the award is to recognize community leaders that are making an impactful difference in Long Island City. This year’s Frank Tempone Service Leader Award also coincides with the 160-year anniversary of the YMCA of Greater New York.

Proceeds from the award’s reception help raise funds and awareness for the importance of YMCA’s youth programs, serving 10,000 nationwide children yearly.

Tickets are on sale for $125 per person. Anable Basin Bar and Grill is located at 4-40 44 Dr. in Hunters Point. For more information, contact Communication Director Jonathan Imperial at 1-718-392-7932 or e-mail jimperial@ymcanyc.org

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