Senator Martins Sets Up Game Between Henry Viscardi School and Elmont Memorial High School

Jack M. Martins

June 23, 2011

On Saturday, July 16, Senator Jack M. Martins will be sponsoring a 3-3 basketball tournament in Elmont. As part of the tournament, Senator Martins has arranged a game between the Elmont Memorial High School Spartans basketball team and the Henry Viscardi School Cougars basketball team.

Elmont Memorial High School and the Henry Viscardi School are both in the Seventh Senate District. Senator Martins has become fond of both schools. He had the idea to set up the game since he met the members of the Elmont team during the Spartans' run to the Nassau County championship. He has also been impressed with the work the Henry Viscardi School does with students with disabilities.

The two teams will play each other at the Dutch Broadway School in Elmont at 11:30 a.m. Both teams will play in wheelchairs.

"After getting to know the student at Elmont Memorial High School and the students at the Henry Viscardi School, I had the idea that the two teams should play each other. The Elmont Spartans are comprised of a group of gentlemen who not only have outstanding skills on the court, but they also conduct themselves with class and sportsmanship. The students at Henry Viscardi are amazing individuals who inspire us all," said Senator Martins. "This will be fun for both teams and will be an opportunity to bring these fine school together."

For information on the basketball tournament and obtain forms to register, go to