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2018 Youth Basketball League

2018 Youth Basketball League

This year, our Youth Basketball League had the most kids it has ever had in all of its years running! Last year we had a total of 250 kids (25 teams) in the league!
In the 1st and 2nd Grade Levels, we had five total teams: Bulls, Rockets, Lakers, and Warriors.
In the 3rd and 4th Grade Levels, we had seven total teams: Bulls, Nets , Hornets, Thunder, Rockets, Lakers and Warriors.In the 5th and 6th Grade Levels, we had seven total teams: Cardinals, Kentucky, Purdue, Fighting Irish, Kansas, Spartans and Tar Heels. In the 7th and 8th Grade Levels, we had eight total teams: Nets, Bucks, Spurs, Lakers, Warriors, Bulls, Knicks and Pacers.
Thank you to all the volunteer coaches, participants and parents who made this year the best year so far for our Youth Basketball League.


 

Special Recreation Dance

Special Recreation Dance

Special Recreation Dance On January 19, 2018, Special Recreation Department held its annual Dinner Dance at Bulger Park. This year's theme was Country Western. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we were able to serve our guests a delicious western style dinner catered by Cuomo Catering and provide them with a souvenir to take home to remember the night. Special thanks to our amazing DJ Rich Stachon who always plays the best hits and is never shy to hit the floor with everyone! Also, special thanks to Pan American Bank for donating the delicious sweet table and volunteering at the event!
We are always so excited and pleased to provide people with developmental disabilities in our communities with this annual event where they feel really special and look forward to having a blast every year!
Thank you to our generous sponsors: Action Painting Company, Thomas M. Bastian, City of Northlake, CMS Corporation, County Line Pizza Enterprises, Friends of Don Harmon, Leyden Township Boys Football, Mackie Consultants, LLC., Thomas D. Olson, (Veterans Park District Board President), Pan American Bank & Trust, Donna L. Peluso (Veterans Park District Executive Director), Precision Repair, Inc., Premier Insurance, School District 89, SignCo, Special-T Unlimited, and Village of Franklin Park.

 

A Fond Farewell

A Fond Farewell

Angelo J. Provenzano and Hector J. CanestriniSadly, Veterans Park District mourns the loss of two of our WWII Veterans; Angelo James Provenzano, known as "Al" and "Pro", and Hector J. Canestrini. Al was always entertaining with stories and song; Hector, quiet and always smiling. The World War II veterans exemplified humility and kindness. We were fortunate to get to spend time with them as they joined us at many of the Veterans Day Observance ceremonies held annually at Bulger Park in Melrose Park and monthly at the "Cup of Joe" veteran coffee talk and get together held at Cimbalo Museum in Melrose Park. We consider having known them an honor and a privilege. They will be missed.

 

Leyden Township & Veterans Park District Annual Firework Show

Leyden Township & Veterans Park District Annual Firework Show

We are looking forward to the 9th Annual Fireworks Display partnered with Leyden Township on June 30th. It's a great event that takes place at the Leyden High School's West Campus, located at 1000 N. Wolf Road in Northlake. Gates open at 6 PM with live music by The Pondhawks from 7 to 8 PM and again from 8:30 to 9:30 PM ending just prior to the fireworks display.
Jesse White and the Jesse White Tumblers will perform from 8 to 8:30 PM. Should a rain date be required, only the fireworks display will go on and the gates will open at 8PM.
Be a part of what has become an exceptional local tradition in the celebration of the birth of our wonderful country. We look forward to seeing you there!

"Swing into Kindness" Update

"Swing into Kindness" Update

Veterans Park District and the Leyden Alumni continue fundraising efforts for installation of the wheel chair swing at Gouin Park. We have reached just under $5,000 so far! Although there is a way to go we are looking forward to many Spring and Summer events at Veterans Park District and other locations where we will continue to raise funds to implement the installation for the wheel chair swing.
The Leyden Alumni are planning an event midsummer at the Underpass Restaurant and Lounge in Franklin Park. All will be welcome to attend for an evening of fun. All proceeds collected will be donated to the swing. Stay tuned for more information and details regarding this event. We will post them on Facebook when they are available. If you would like to make a donation please go to: www.youcaring.com/swingintokindness2018.