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Youth Basketball Awards Celebrate a Successful 2013 Nazzaro – NEAA Season (and Harvard Doctorates)

Harvard University "Doctor of Youth Basketball" Degrees for the NEAA - Nazzaro Center All-Stars
Harvard University “Doctor of Youth Basketball” Degrees for the NEAA – Nazzaro Center All-Stars

The NEAA-Nazzaro Center Basketball League held its annual award banquet on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Filippo’s Ristorante, celebrating its 40th season this year. The Knights and Small Fry Leagues are among the most popular programs run out of the Nazzaro Center. The various levels of the league provide winter long basketball instructional and (mildly) competitive basketball for Boys and Girls Ages 4-14.

Awards were received by all players with special recognition to those with good or perfect attendance. Zach Taieb won the 2013 Carangelo Cup and Isabella Del Peschio won the Dexter Award. A special treat this year included an all-star game at Harvard University. As recognition, Harvard sent over Doctor of Youth Basketball diplomas for the all-star NEAA – Nazzaro basketball players.

Hosting the banquet was Carl Ameno, Nazzaro Center Director with Mikey “FUD” Giannasoli from the North End Athletic Association. The team players are instructed by highly competent youth basketball coaches, playing a balanced and organized, full schedule officiated by skilled referees. All games are played at the Nazzaro Gym utilizing the main scoreboard. The season ran from Oct 18, 2012 until “March Madness” and was entirely free for those registered at the Nazzaro Center.

Photos by Matt Conti. Click thumbnail images to enlarge and see full screen slideshow. Gallery and prints available.