JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP FUND
2021 WE WILL HAVE ASSISTED YOUNG ATHLETES WITH $3000 IN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS AND $6000 IN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS
2022 OUR GOAL IS TO ASSIST YOUNG ATHLETES WITH $6000 IN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS AND $6000 IN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS
HELP US ASSIST YOUNG ATHLETES IN REACHING THEIR ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC GOALS BY DONATING TO THE ICHA JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP FUND
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Message From Our President
Dear family and friends of The Inner City Handball Association On behalf of the ICHA I would like to thank you for joining us at our 30th Anniversary Handball Gala celebration! Every year is unique in its own way. There are challenges around every corner as we must tackle them individually as we as together on a united front. I think we can all agree that over the last year, as things started to reopen, we’ve experienced a new perspective and appreciation for the hard work that has been put forth by those who have organized, competed, and participated in some great events. Taking time to stop and take notice of that is as important as the work itself. As we all know, time is our most precious commodity. The time we spend working on our work, our craft, relationships, our family and friends all add up to who we are as a community. So tonight, we’re taking the time to celebrate our champions, organizers, supporters and those who are no longer with us. Thank you for your time & continued support!
BERKOWITZ II High School Spring Meet
Jr. Big Blue
TO OUR AWARD RECIPIENTS
Senator John C. Liu John C. Liu is a New York State Senator representing a broad area of northeast Queens. He is chairperson of the Senate’s committee on New York City Education and also serves on the committees of Budget & Revenue, Education, Finance, Higher Education, Rules and Transportation. John Liu immigrated from Taiwan at the age of five. He was educated in New York public schools, including Hunter College High School, Bronx High School of Science, and Binghamton University, attaining his degree in Mathematical Physics. Hailed as a “Trailblazer” and “Pioneer," John Liu’s historic elections – as the first Asian American to win legislative office in New York and then the first to win citywide office. John Liu is a handball player...
Michael Schneider Sr. Scholarship Recipient
Taylor Rampersaud Taylor Rampersaud is currently a first-year undergrad at Northwestern University, pursuing a double major in Economics and Computer Science, with a concentration in quantitative analysis. He was born and raised in Queens, New York, and attended Francis Lewis High School. Taylor was the captain and first singles of the back-to-back two-time New York PSAL Championship Varsity Handball team. Taylor fell in love with the sport from a young age, fascinated by that 99 cent Penn ball. Handball quickly became his passion, and as he grew older, the team's camaraderie and community drew him further into the game. Handball has taught him to never quit in life, and he is appreciative of all the lessons that he will always carry eternally.
Jim Jacobs and Michael Schneider Sr. Scholarship Recipient
Anastasia Chen is currently an undergraduate at the University of Rochester. She started playing handball freshman year of high school for the sake of trying something new. She instantly fell in love with it. Anastasia’s favorite memories in handball were made when I played casually and sometimes competitively with friends. Anastasia enjoys participating in ICHA tournaments and other tournaments around the city. Her proudest achievement is winning the championship for high school spring meet in the 15-and-under division in 2019. Anastasia loves that playing handball allowed me to make friends with fellow handball players from different places.
2021 OUTSTANDING ALL-AROUND PLAYER
TYWAN COOK 2021 OUTSTANDING ADULT ATHLETE
DANIELLE DASKALAKIS 2021 SPEAKER’S CUP GRAND SLAM
SAUL GONZALEZ 2021 OUTSTANDING JUNIOR ATHLETE
ALEX ACTEOPAN 2021 OUTSTANDING JUNIOR ATHLETE
CATHY CHEN 2021 RISING STAR
PRADEEP GIRI 2021 RISING STAR
IVETT AVILA JACK LYNCH AWARD
CARLOS CENTENO UNSUNG HERO AWARD
TO OUR SPONSORS
CONGRATULATIONS INNER CITY HANDBALL ASSOCIATION ON PROVIDING 30 YEARS OF EDUCATING, MENTORING AND SERVICE TO NEW YORK CITY TEENS THROUGH THE SPORT OF HANDBALL
JIM JACOBS FOUNDATION
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CONGRATULATIONS INNER CITY HANDBALL ASSOCIATION FOR YOUR 30 YEARS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
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CONGRATULATIONS INNER CITY HANDBALL ASSOCIATION FOR 30 YEARS OF RUNNING AND PROMOTING THE BEST HANDBALL TOURNAMENTS IN NEW YORK STATE.
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ALL THINGS HANDBALL....
CONGRATULATIONS INNER CITY HANDBALL ASSOCIATION ON SERVING THE TEEN ATHLETES OF NEW YORK CITY FOR
DWAYNE SAMPSON, PRESIDENT
CONGRATULATIONS INNER CITY HANDBALL ASSOCIATION
ON PROVIDING 30 YEARS OF GREAT HANDBALL TO NEW YORK CITY AND THE WORLD HANDBALL SCENE!
THE WORLD HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE BACK IN
2024! DR. RAQUEL S. BARNES PRESIDENT WORLD HANDBALL COUNCIL
THE NYAC KILLER'S CLUB
CONGRATULATES INNER CITY HANDBALL ASSOCIATION ON 30 YEARS OF PROVIDING HANDBALL TRAINING AND MENTORSHIP TO NEW YORK CITY TEEN ATHELETES
CONGRATULATIONS INNER CITY HANDBALL ASSOCIATION ON PROVIDING 30 YEARS OF GREAT HANDBALL TO NEW YORK CITY TEENS
BERKOWITZ II FOUNDATION
PROUD SPONSOR OF THE BERKOWITZ II HIGH SCHOOL SPRING MEET
IN MEMORY OF
SID ACONSKY FOREVER FRIEND TO HANDBALL
CONGRATULATIONS INNER CITY HANDBALL ASSOCIATION ON PROVIDING 30 YEARS OF THE HANDBALL COMMUNITY!
- LENNY AND SUSAN ACONSKY
INNER CITY HANDBALL ASSOCIATION ON PROVIDING 30 YEARS OF SERVICE TO NEW YORK CITY TEEN ATHLETES!
TO OUR 2021 TEAM
JOE KAPLAN BROOKLYN, NY
JARED VALE QUEENS, NY
NAIMA RICKS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
PHIL ANDREWS, LIAACC ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
In Memory of Neil Flaum September 4, 1949 - October 20, 2021
ICHA Board Member
Husband, Father, Player, Friend