Legislator Bosworth Presents Gary Tibbs with
Hoops on the Hill Bright Light Award
On April 6, 2011, Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth (D-Great Neck) attended the fifth annual Hoops on the Hill awards ceremony held last night at the Manhasset/Great Neck EOC Hagedorn Community Center. Legislator Bosworth had the honor of presenting the third annual “Bright Light” award to Gary Tibbs, a dedicated student who is working hard to realize his full potential.
Legislator Bosworth said, “I was honored to present the ‘Bright Light’ award to Gary. He is being acknowledged for his hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to the Hoops on the Hill program. His success serves as an inspiring example of what can be accomplished while working in a supportive environment with good friends and mentors. I wish him the best of luck next September when he begins his freshman year at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.”
Hoops on the Hill provides opportunities to youth from the neighboring communities of Manhasset and Great Neck to realize their full potential academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. The program came into existence as a result of a small community group project of Manhasset’s Shelter Rock Church to provide weekly basketball instruction to boys and girls 5-18 years of age. As more and more children participated in the program, Hoops on the Hill has responded to needs beyond basketball and serves as a “bridge between High Street and Plandome Road.”
Pictured, left to right, Steve Leondis, founder and Executive Director of Hoops on the Hill; Gary Tibbs,
the third annual Hoops on the Hill Bright Light Award winner; and Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth (D-Great Neck).