FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2009
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON STATEN ISLAND'S SOUTH SHORE NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE TEAM
"The South Shore Nationals' dream season ended tonight, but all of us who were rooting for them are incredibly proud of how far they went and how well they played - and of the sportsmanship they showed. On Friday in Pennsylvania, I watched the South Shore team convincingly beat the Mercer Island, Washington squad, and I was impressed by the spirit of the players and the devotion of the parents in the stands. The kids played their hearts out, and their 20-2 season and the trip to Williamsport will be an experience they will remember the rest of their lives. On behalf of the entire city, I congratulate them on a great season that is the stuff of dreams."
Stu Loeser / Jason Post (212) 788-2958