Sports 10-31-2017

Black Dog Realty Group sponsors NEAA soccer program

By Phil Orlandella

For the second consecutive year, Dhiren Thakker of the Black Dog Group, has generously donated $1,000 to sponsor the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) fall Youth Soccer Program that takes place at Puopolo Park.

“The sponsorship helps pay for shirts and socks for all the players in the league,” NEAA Coordinator John Romano said.

“Not only does Dhiren sponsor our program, he is one of the coaches of the 10 to 13-year-old program, he helps with the overall coordination of the popular league,” Romano added.

The soccer league has approximately 125 boys and girls ages 4 to 13-year-olds that conduct games and practices at Puopolo Park on Commercial Street.

“We (NEAA) are extremely grateful to Black Dog Realty Group for their continued sponsorship and Dhiren for his direct involvement with the children of our very popular and successful soccer program,” Romano added.

Many programs, activities, and other neighborhood events have been organized by the NEAA for the neighborhood over numerous years. The NEAA is a non-profit organization.

The older group plays on Friday evenings from 5:30  to 7 p.m. and the other age groups play on Saturday mornings.

North End basketball bonanza November 17

By Phil Orlandella

Three local sponsors, Representative Aaron Michlewitz, North End Against Drugs and Rocco’s Cucina and Bar have put together the second annual North End Basketball Bonanza at the Nazzaro Community Center Courts.

Scheduled for Friday, November 17 from 6  to 10 p.m. the cost to participate is $10 per person. Fee includes a welcome bag, T-shirt and Rocco’s pizza.

Players must be a North End resident or member of the Nazzaro Center. Boys and girls ages 8-17 are eligible.

Events are a knock-out competition, 3-point contest, shooting, dribbling and passing skill games.

            To register contact NorthEndBasketballBonanza@Gmail.com.