The Lifestyles Basketball Tournament at Fast Break was a true nail-biter. The score went back and forth between the Cavs and Lions, ending in a 46-46 tie. Thats how good the game was.
The Lifetones “Think About Spring” singing songs such as “Oh Susanna,” “The Rose” and “Three Little Birds.” Enjoy the highlights from the day and evening concerts at the Lifestyles Education Center.
Photos by Meredith Arout, Sal DiBenedetto, Dolores Palermo, Harry Rodriguez and Sam Stone
Lifestyles for the Disabled followed its eighth annual golf outing with a dinner at the Staaten. Joanne Certo was awarded the Conrad Whitehead Award for her outstanding work during a career that includes Director of the Lifestyles Education Center and Special Olympics coach. Dennis Gabel accepted the Community Partnership Award for the Staten Island Kiwanis. The service group has established a Kiwanis AKtion Club at Lifestyles and has partnered with Lifestyles to provide a summer retreat at Kamp Kiwanis. Photos were taken by Meredith Arout, Anthony DiCostanzo and Anthony Pabon.
Tricycles delivered to the courtyard of Building 15 created quite a buzz this summer. The eight NuvoTrikes were unloaded, sat upon and given a couple of quick test runs. Learn more about the three wheelers on Life-Wire News. https://lifewire.news/2017/07/14/the-trikes-arrive-at-lifestyles/
Lifestyles for the Disabled was out in force Saturday to see the Hudson Valley Renegades take on the Staten Island Yankees on Star Wars Night. The game was exciting, and the hometown team shut out the Renegades, 2-0.
The hot, muggy weather and numerous showers did not ruin the night for the 218 fans supporting the Lifestyles fundraiser. They were rewarded with an awesome fireworks display over the Richmond County Bank Ballpark in St. George.
The Staten Island Disabilities Council held its Mourning Breakfast to lament the cuts in services. The March 3 event was one of five breakfasts held in each of New York City’s boroughs to appeal to Governor Andrew Cuomo to restore services, increase salaries of care workers and to open more assisted living facilities for those with developmental disabilities. Several Staten Island lawmakers were there to pledge their support including Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, State Senator Dianne Savino, and Assemblyman Matthew Titone.
A group of our tricyclists headed down to the New Jersey Disability Pride Parade and Celebration to show everyone how much fun can be had on three wheels. Don’t worry. They didn’t ride their Nuvotrikes all the way to Mill Hill Park.