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Posted on: November 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Legislator Joshua Lafazan Secures $75,000 County Grant for New Fitness Center at Syosset High School

Leg. Lafazan SHS Ribbon Cutting

(SYOSSET, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Joshua A. Lafazan (Woodbury) celebrated the grand reopening of Syosset High School’s newly renovated fitness center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Friday, Nov. 13. 

Legislator Lafazan secured a $75,000 Community Revitalization Program (CRP) grant to finance the improvements. CRP funds were used to enhance the facility and buy new equipment such as aerobic conditioning machines, resistance training modalities, free weights with racks, and more.

“Through this partnership with Syosset High School, we are making a smart investment in the health of our young people by ensuring that safe, effective fitness equipment is available to every student so that they can build a foundation for healthy habits that last a lifetime,” Legislator Lafazan said. “I thank my colleagues in the Nassau County Legislature for approving this grant and applaud the Syosset Central School District for its commitment to their students.”

“The Syosset Central School District is very excited about the opportunities afforded to our entire student body by the new state-of-the-art fitness center, which will amplify the Syosset physical education, health and wellness, and Athletics programs,” Tricia Williams, Public Information Officer from the Syosset Central School District, said. “New equipment purchased for the facility with funds from a Nassau County grant facilitated by Legislator Josh Lafazan will support our students as they build endurance, increase speed, improve their health, and relieve stress, and help keep student-athletes safe as they build the strength required for their chosen sport. The District is grateful for Legislator Lafazan’s continued support and partnership”.

PHOTO CAPTION - Pictured from left on Friday, Nov. 13 are: Syosset High School student Dan Greenfield; New York State Senator James Gaughran; Legislator Lafazan; Syosset Board of Education Vice-President Rob Gershon; Syosset Central School District Superintendent Dr. Thomas Rogers; Syosset Board of Education President Tracey Frankel; Syosset Board of Education Trustees Chris Ulrich and Andy Feldman; Syosset High School Student Lilah Grubman; Syosset Board of Education Trustee Susan Falkove; Syosset High School Student Victoria Cawley, and Syosset Board of Education Trustee Carol Cheng.

PHOTO CREDIT - Office of Legislator Joshua Lafazan

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