Slam Dunk For City Island

 

CITY ISLAND-This Sunday, Senator Jeff Klein swung by St. Mary's Star of the Sea to present a check for  $7,000 to the recently formed City Island Basketball League. Accompanied by his staff, City Island native and St. Mary's Star of the Sea basketball team alumus, John Doyle, the Senator paid special tribute to the Island's exceptional committment to athletic activities. A strong supporter of after school programs and childhood athletics, Senator Klein spoke about the importance of community in the ongoing fight against childhood obesity.

Klein discussed The Healthy Schools Act which would increase physical education and improve school lunches, and is currently in the Governor’s Executive Budget Plan. In addition, Klein expanded upon his own efforts to combat the growing use of temporary class room units which clog school playgrounds, by introducing legislation which would expand outdoor space, and allow our children adequate room in which to exercise.