The fact that we got people like Bobby and Shares of New York willing to come to our community and help us revitalize youth sports — priceless.
Welcome to Little Bay Park. My name is John Zullo. I am the Executive Director of DAC sports and Queens Marksmen Basketball. Little Bay Park, one of the fields, both myself and Bob Gellert from Shares of New York, rehabilitated last year.
We have a real beautiful baseball field here for the community. I met Bob two years ago when he decided to come to Junior High School 194, while we were holding open tryouts for our travel basketball program. I didn’t know Bobby from anybody. Bobby looked like any parent that would just walk in the gym and ask questions about out youth program. And he asked to talk to the Executive Director of the program and I just happened to be there.
Out of nowhere, this man comes up to me and says, hi my name’s Bob Gellert. I was a DAC player at one time. I played in the program. And to see a gentleman who played in the program, come back to me, and say hey I’m back in the community, and I wanna give back to the program. So the idea that Bob wanted to come in and make this more community based, that was right up my alley. Because all our kids play in all our programs. Whether it’s Bayside Little League, whether it’s DAC, whether it’s DG, College Point, Little Neck Douglaston, Auburndale Soccer. I can name them all. And I know most of the athletic directors.
The fact that we got people like Bobby and Shares of New York willing to come to our community and help us revitalize youth sports — priceless. Absolutely priceless and
I thank Bobby, I thank Shares of New York for coming to me as a spokes person for this project. For our future projects down the road and I hope to bring everybody together with that one goal. The one goal is to bring youth sports. Get the kids back out playing. Get the parents back involved. And for that I am very thankful for my relationship and my friendship with Bobby and once again I thank him and Shares of New York for this opportunity to move this dream this vision forward.