♥ Valuable Virtues
The New York Islanders participated in my character education program on three occasions. Sports legend Bobby Nystrom spoke to the children about the importance of teamwork.
The students were thrilled to hear Nystrom talk about scoring the goal that helped his team win the Stanley Cup. He was inspiring and a man of true character. His name and famous No. 23 were retired to the Nassau Coliseum Rafters. He is a sports legend who does tireless charity work for his Long Island Community.
Brett Severyn and Bryan McCabe talk to the children about playing for the NHL. It took perseverance and hard work to become professional hockey players. The children appreciated their warm spirits and willingness to share their life stories.
Bud Harrelson signing baseball cards for the children. The students were excited to meet him and learned from his stories which included valuable virtues.
Bud Harrelson participated in my character education program. He was a shortstop, coach and manager for The New York Mets. I remember the powerful stories Bud shared with the children. He is a dedicated and determined man who followed his bliss and became a Major League player.
The New York Jets participated in my character education program. Robert Farmer spoke to the children about how it felt to be a professional football player. I must thank PTA member Karen Ortiz for her dedication and support. The PTA Human Relations Committee at the Washington Street School on Long Island proved to be a dream come true. We appreciated the participation of our special guests.
During Women’s History Month Bernadette Castro participated in one of my beginning programs. She talked to the children about her life in politics and as a business woman. Bernadette spoke fondly of her late father who had built the Castro Convertable business with dedication and hard work.