BP Fossella Announces Budget Allocation For Youth Sports On Staten Island


Borough President Fossella announces $160K in budget allocations to youth sports leagues on Staten Island

Organizations provide baseball, softball, soccer and football programs for borough’s youth

Staten Island, NY – Borough President Vito J. Fossella announced today that he has allocated $160,000 in discretionary funds from our office to organizations on Staten Island that provide youth sports programs including baseball, softball, soccer and football throughout the borough.


The entities that received the funding include Great Kills Little League, Mid-Island Little League, SI Boys Football League, Snug Harbor Little League, South Shore Little League, Staten Island Little League, Staten Island Youth Soccer League, and the West Shore Little League.


The funds will be used to offset registration costs for participants as well as make improvements to the fields and operations of the leagues.


“From the North to South Shore, Staten Island’s kids have the opportunity this season to join a sport they love or try a new one. We are grateful to be able to support our youth’s sports activities where we know lifelong friendships and memories can be made,” said Borough President Fossella. “We look forward to a successful soccer, football, baseball, and softball season for all our leagues, and thank them for their dedication to teaching our Staten Island youth the importance of commitment, hard work, and fun.”

Banner Image:  Kids baseball. Image Credit  – Keith Johnston



BP Vito Fossella

The Office of the Borough President has a responsibility to advocate for the entire Borough of Staten Island and all its residents, and represents the Borough's interests within City government. The Borough President communicates directly with the Mayor and the City Council to emphasize Staten Island’s budget priorities. In addition, the Borough President is responsible for reviewing major land use decisions and proposing sites for city facilities within the Borough. As the chair of the Borough Board, the Borough President leads Staten Island’s City Council delegation and Community Board chairs in the process of reviewing and approving the transfer of public properties to private use. The Borough President’s Office houses the Borough's Topographical Bureau, which maintains the borough’s official maps and assigns street addresses. The Borough President monitors the delivery of city services on Staten Island, and acts as a liaison between residents and city agencies when problems arise to devise solutions. The Borough President is also responsible for appointing one member to the Panel for Educational Policy and one member to the City Planning Commission, as well as some 150 members to Staten Island’s three community boards.

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