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Jon JohnsonJon Johnson joined the Elmont Cardinals Football Club family in 2003 and has had a front row seat to the club's recent story.  When Elmont Online talked with Johnson it was clear that he, as current president of the club, was focused on giving the community’s youth after school team sports options that promote the physical, academic and social well-being of young people and the families that are Cardinals.  “One of our goals is to produce more scholar-athletes” said Johnson.

Johnson has been the club’s president since 2005 and has steered the club, with the help of an all volunteer board, through its various ups and downs.   “More ups, thank god” said Johnson.

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Special Game Between Henry Viscardi Cougars Wheelchair Basketball Team and Elmont Memorial Spartan Boys Varsity Basketball Team!

3-0n-3State Senator Jack Martins and the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Committee announced today that the Saturday, July 16th 3-on-3 Basketball tournament being held at the Dutch Broadway School will feature the New York Knicks Groove Mobile and a special guest appearance from the Knick organization! In addition, Martins and the committee have announced a special basketball game between the Henry Viscardi School Wheelchair Basketball Team and the Nassau County Championship Elmont Boys Varsity Basketball team will be played.

The tournament, in its 7th year, is being played at Dutch Broadway School, 1880 Dutch Broadway, Elmont, at the Assemblyman Tom Alfano basketball courts. Tip-off is at 10:30am. The tournament is held in memory of former NYC firefighter and Elmont community activist David Dangerfield who passed away suddenly two years ago.
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It was 8:30am when the first basketball bounced at the courts of Dutch Broadway school this past Friday.  The occasion was the 3-on-3 contest which actually had a start time of 10:30am.  But that didn’t stop the over 20 young people woke early, rode their bikes and were getting psyched for the 2nd annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament contest sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Alfano.

By 9:15am, over 500 young people were on the courts and lining up to check-in at tables staffed by volunteers, And, at 10:15am close to 1,000 people were streaming into Dutch.  Cars were parked up and down streets. From Western Beef Supermarket to Silver Street and everywhere in between.  “I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Mystique Rivera adding, “this is fantastic.”

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When You think about the Fall, there is one thing that comes to the minds of many young people throughout Elmont, that is football season. For many of our aspiring gridiron greats, practices have started in earnest and the hot sun blazing during the day is toughening them up for the contests that are right around the corner.

Elmont.org wanted to profile 4 of Elmont Memorial High School’s football greats and look beneath the surface of these young men. Our four spotlights are on Qusarn Caldwell, Kyle Johnson, Michael Braun and Brandon Brown. This week, we look at Caldwell and Johnson.

Each of these young men have impressed the greater Elmont community on and off the athletic field. Now, we get to meet them and see what makes them tick as individuals, and what motivates them on the field.

Over, Gino’s Pizzeria famous Buffalo Chicken and Sicilian Slices on a hot Friday night, this is what they had to say about their upcoming season and school.

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Various youth programs are available in Elmont. * The American Sea Rangers * Gateway Youth Outreach * Boys Scouts * Girl Scouts * Little League * Kiwanis Club

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