2011-09-28 / Front Page

Van Bramer Celebrates End Of Season With LIC YMCA

On September 17, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer handed out awards to young
baseball players at the Long Island City YMCA Youth Baseball League's end of season
ceremony at Queensbridge Park.  
An avid baseball fan and supporter of youth athletics, Van Bramer has allocated $101,428 to the
Long Island City YMCA, which runs free baseball, football, basketball and bowling leagues for
young people with these funds.  The Youth Baseball League runs each season from July to
September and serves hundreds of young people from the community.
“I am proud to be able to support the Long Island City YMCA’s Youth Baseball League at 
Queensbridge.  I remember hours of enjoyment as a kid playing baseball right here in Long
Island City on Bryant High School’s field.  Team sports, like baseball, give young people
something fun and active to do, while teaching valuable lessons like sportsmanship, teamwork,
and the importance of practice.  Athletics also provide exercise for young people,” said Van Bramer. 

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