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Senator Phillips Hosts Back-To-School Backpacks & Supplies Drive

Senator Elaine Phillips has announced she is partnering with United Way of Long Island and the Long Island Nets again this year for a “Stuff-A-Bus” school supply collection drive to benefit needy students throughout the region.


“As Senator, one of my top priorities is to ensure that our children have the basic tools necessary to acquire the knowledge and skills to not only succeed, but to excel, within and beyond the classroom,” said Senator Phillips.  “Thanks to the generosity of the residents in our region, last year’s supply drive was a great success and helped hundreds of students.  With the new school year quickly approaching, I am pleased to be coordinating this backpack and supplies drive once again and thank the United Way, Long Island Nets and our local libraries for their assistance.”


Supplies needed include backpacks, pens, pencils, rulers, protractors, lined paper, notebooks, composition paper, folders, binders, basic calculator, glue sticks and highlighters.


The drive is already underway and will run through August 17.  Donations can be dropped off at any of the following locations:

  • Senator Elaine Phillips District Office – 252 Mineola Boulevard, Mineola (516-746-5924)
  • East Williston Library – 2 Prospect Street, East Williston  (516-746-0782)
  • Elmont Library – 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, (516-354-5280 ext. x218)
  • Floral Park Library – 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, (516-326-6330)
  • Franklin Square Library – 19 Lincoln Road, Franklin Square (516-488-3444)
  • Great Neck Library – 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck (516-466-8055 ext.254)
  • Manhasset Library – 30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset (516-627-2300 ext. 7)
  • Mineola Library – 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola (516-746-8488)
  • Port Washington Library -  1 Library Drive, Port Washington (516-767-3263)
  • Shelter Rock Library – 165 Searingtown Road, Albertson (516-248-7363)
  • The Bryant Library – 2 Paper Mill Road, Roslyn (516-621-2240 ext.210)
  • Westbury Library – 445 Jefferson Street, Westbury (516-333-0176)
  • Williston Park Public Library – 495 Willis Avenue, Williston Park (516-742-1820)


For more information, please call Senator Phillips’ office at 516-746-5924.


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Senator Elaine Phillips to Host Free Basketball Camps

Senator Phillips announced she is partnering with the Long Island Nets to host summer basketball camps for local children.


“I am excited to partner with the Long Island Nets to host free basketball camps this summer for children in grades 3-7. The one-day camps will help young basketball players develop athletically and participants will learn about shooting, passing, dribbling, defense and more from a Long Island Nets clinician. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon,” said Senator Phillips.


There are currently two camps scheduled, with a third date in the works. Details are as follows:


Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Chabad of Port Washington
80 Shore Road, Port Washington
9:00am Registration
10:00 – 1:00pm Camp
Go here to download registration form


Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Sewanhaka High School
500 Tulip Avenue, Floral Park
9:00am Registration
10:00 – 1:00pm Camp
Go here to download registration form


All participants will receive a Long Island Nets T-shirt. Registration forms can also be downloaded from www.phillips.nysenate.gov. For questions, or to reserve space, please call 516-746-5924.


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Assemblyman Curran, L.I. Nets to Host Basketball Clinic

Assemblyman Brian Curran (Lynbrook-21st A.D.) has recently announced that he will be hosting a free local basketball clinic along with the Long Island Nets, in Baldwin on Aug. 30 at Baldwin Park. The clinic will be open to children ages 6 through 13 and will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


“This is an exciting opportunity for local children to get professional basketball instruction from up and coming pro players,” said Curran. “Not only will the Long Island Nets players instruct participants in basketball skills, but they will also teach team work, responsibility and leadership skills – all things that are important both on the court and in life.”


The clinic is open to 50 – 70 children and will teach the fundamentals of the game, including passing, shooting, dribbling, and conditioning. Please register your child before the slots fill up by calling Assemblyman Curran’s office at 516-561-8216. Basketballs will be provided for use at the clinic.


Visit Assemblyman Curran’s webpage


Free Youth Basketball Clinics: Hempstead Town Teams with Long Island Nets

Supervisor Anthony J. Santino, Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad announced a new partnership with the Long Island Nets to provide free youth basketball clinics this summer at Hempstead Town parks.


“Teaming up with the Long Island Nets to provide free basketball clinics for kids is a ‘slam dunk,’” Santino said. “Thanks to the Nets, our kids can learn how to play like the pros.”


The Long Island Nets, the National Basketball Development League affiliate (NBADL) of the Brooklyn Nets, are Hempstead Town’s new professional basketball team. Led by Head Coach Ronald Nored, the team is set to start playing home games this fall at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. The Long Island Nets played their inaugural 2016-17 season at Barclays Center in Brooklyn as renovations to the new Coliseum were finalized.


“The Long Island Nets are a wonderful team and a passionate organization,” stated Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby. “I am proud to have such an accomplished team call Hempstead Town their home.”


The Town of Hempstead and the Long Island Nets have scheduled three basketball clinics for 2017. All three clinics, for ages 6 to 13, will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The clinics are open to Town of Hempstead residents only.


  • Saturday, July 15 at Veterans Memorial Park in East Meadow
  • Saturday, August 12 at Oceanside Park in Oceanside
  • Saturday, September 16 at Newbridge Road Park in South Bellmore


“This is a great opportunity for our youth to not only learn the fundamentals of basketball from actual professionals, but also a chance to learn some valuable life lessons,” added Councilman Anthony D’Esposito.


Long Island Nets clinicians teach teamwork, leadership and responsibility through basketball. Youth will learn basketball fundamentals like passing, dribbling, shooting, footwork, conditioning, and offensive and defensive skills. There will also be Long Island Nets giveaways for participants.


“This initiative is the first building block of what will be an enduring relationship between the Long Island Nets and the Town of Hempstead as we continue to serve our neighborhood,” said Alton Byrd, Vice President of Business Operations of the Long Island Nets. “With a focus on the future and a commitment to community development, we hope to foster the growth of the next generation of Long Island Nets basketball players and fans alike.”


For more information on the clinics, e-mail: vsparaccio@tohmail.org or call Victor Sparaccio at 516-292-9000, ext. 7245. Register online at: bit.ly/toh-hoops (beginning on June 1st ).


Participants are limited to one clinic date. Space is limited.


“We welcome the Long Island Nets to America’s largest township and wish them the best as they gear up for their first season in their new home at the new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum,” Santino said.


Visit the Town of Hempstead website