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Friday, August 23, 2013

PAL and the Cyclones give Coney kids Christmas in the Summertime

How wonderful has that ballpark been for Coney? Tremendous.

Brooklyn Eagle excerpt -

Christmas came more than four months early to a group of Coney Island kids, thanks to the Police Athletic League (PAL) and the Brooklyn Cyclones, who co-hosted a “holiday” party at MCU Ball Park on a recent Friday afternoon.

So what if Christmas isn’t until December? That’s doesn’t mean children should have to wait to celebrate, right?

The PAL-Brooklyn Cyclones “Christmas in Summertime” party, which was also sponsored by Lend Lease, allowed hundreds of kids, ages 6 to 16, to spend the day playing kick ball, competing in potato sack races, participating in an obstacle course on the ball field, and enjoying a fun-filled carnival.
While the party was fun, it also had a serious purpose, according to PAL officials. Many of the youngsters missed out on celebrating Christmas in December 2012 because their homes had been destroyed or damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

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