Martins Greets Miss Teen Long Island at Franklin Square Baseball Tournament

Jack M. Martins

September 01, 2011

State Senator Jack Martins welcomed and congratulated Miss Teen Long Island Sabrina Mastrangelo at the Franklin Square-Elmont PAL Baseball All Star Tournament at Rath Park this past week. Martins, Supervisor Kate Murray and Town Clerk Mark Bonilla greeted the pageant winner at the beginning of the tournament that featured outstanding baseball players associated with the Nassau County Police Athletic League. For Martins, meeting Mastrangelo was a special honor as the teen won the pageant by basing her candidacy on an issue that the Senator has been championing since his election - cyberbullying. Mastrangelo got involved in the cause after seeing a cruel post online about one of her older classmates. The fifteen year old said she was disgusted and vowed to make her peers aware of the dangers of cyber-bullying. With that platform in mind, she entered the Miss Long Island Teen competition, hoping to raise awareness about her cause. She won the title. "Young women like Sabrina are critical in the fight against cyberbullying and raising awareness to its destruction of our young people. It was an honor to meet her and congratulate Sabrina on her historic win!"