Sheldon Silver Teams with Rangers’ Del Zotto for Hockey Initiative

Posted on: December 8th, 2010 at 6:00 am by

Hockey and health are the newest initiatives on Sheldon Silver’s agenda.  The Assembly Speaker is teaming up with New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto for an eight-week program called NYC Parks Youth Street Hockey, with the two-pronged aim of teaching hockey and nutrition to city youth.  Each week, indoor clinic-slash-seminars will be held at recreational facilities throughout the Five Boroughs, and will cater to over 500 kids.

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And yesterday was the official puck drop, if you will, for NYC Parks Youth Street Hockey, sponsored by Live Positively Coca-Cola.  At 3 pm, Al Smith Recreation Center hosted Sheldon Silver, Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto, former right winger Brian Mullen, and Rangers nutritionist Cynthia Sass.

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After all the political mumbo-jumbo, the 50 youths in attendance were given sticks for some after-school hockey schooling.

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Here’s a little video recap for y’all:

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