Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Paul Savramis says that Forestdale works to assist foster children. He explains that their model is set up much like that of Rising Stars Youth Foundation and that they believe it takes a village to raise a child. Forestdale, like RSYF, works to help combat everything from bullying to promiscuity. Recently, Paul Savramis was contacted by representatives from Forestdale to see how basketball could play a part in the healing process for the children it supports.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Summer boys program
According to Paul Savramis, training has not taken a backseat due to the coronavirus. The boys summer programs are strong, with a few already having taken place and others scheduled for late in August. Ranging from $140-$395, the Rising Stars boys summer programs are an excellent opportunity for kids to get out on the court.
Paul Savramis says the boys are not the only ones that have gotten back to the court. The girls skills academy took place between July 27 and July 30 at Long Beach High School and catered to our student athletes in the 3rd through 9th grade. Starting on August 10, the girls summer camp at St. Paul’s recreation complex will offer further opportunities for girls in the same grades.
Monday, June 15, 2020
Q: Who is Michael O’Connell?
Paul Savramis: Michael is one of our student-athletes. He first came to Rising Stars as a fifth grade boy, and it was soon obvious that the young man was a force to be reckoned with. He was a varsity basketball player in high school and also played lacrosse and football.
Q: Which one of the sports is his favorite?
Paul Savramis: Michael enjoys everything about all three. He originally was offered a scholarship to Maryland for the lacrosse team. This athletic scholarship was accompanied by a National Letter of Intent. Michael was, of course, excited and felt that lacrosse was the best choice of sports to pursue. Michael’s brother Thomas also played for Maryland and was a 2017 National Championship Winner.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Q: What has been the greatest impact of the coronavirus on Rising Stars Youth Foundation?
Paul Savramis: The most obvious is that we’ve had to shut our doors and suspend all basketball and tutoring programs. Each of these requires both contact and close quarters, which spread the virus. Unfortunately, the implications of these closures go well beyond missed basketball and educational opportunities.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
According to Paul Savramis, all sports activities in New York have been indefinitely canceled. And with schools and gymnasiums closed, young learners don’t have access to training and tutoring. However, Rising Stars Youth Foundation is working diligently to ensure that student scholars have resources to keep their minds and bodies active and engaged.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Q: What was the most challenging part of the 2010s?
Paul Savramis: The loss of two of our original founding fathers, Tyrone Green and Tunney Maher. Each of these men was there with me right from the beginning, and we continue to honor their time and service today. I know they are looking down on us with a great big smile on their faces.