Sunday, October 17, 2021
National Grants, New Staff Colleagues, Benefit Event and YouTube
9:58 am edt
During the last week, Connecticut
CASA's growth received articles in the New Haven Register and seven other Hearst CT Media outlets (the Connecticut Post, Danbury News Times, Greenwich Time, Middletown Press, Norwalk Hour, Ridgefield Press, and Stamford Advocate), along with separate coverage in the Day of New London and Yahoo News.
The organization's Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram pages have some related information.
Weeks earlier, the successful Cooking for CASA benefit event--led by Chef Claire Criscuolo--made news.
Also, thanks to all those who have subscribed so far, the YouTube channel now has a custom handle: ConnecticutCASA
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Son Defeats Dad, One-on-One
8:42 pm edt
This is to record that my son beat me in one-on-basketball
for the first time today, 11-9. I was a bit chagrined but more proud! Complacency, size, and strength are no longer
enough; this dad will have to bring more effort and skill to keep up with the younger generation!
Saturday, September 11, 2021
September 11, Twenty Years Later
8:43 am edt
Today's 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, during which I was on Manhattan's
West 26th Street that day in 2001, resonated.
Some memories, for example
of walking rapidly north with the smell of fire in the air amid a city shaken by shock and uncertainty, remain vivid.
On the tenth anniversary on September 11, 2011, I posted some reflections which are a further reminder. Peace to all.
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Connecticut CASA News, Cooking for CASA benefit September 10
10:53 am edt
As Connecticut CASA announced its plans to unify toward statewide growth,
the news was conveyed through:
* The same array of Hearst papers ran Connecticut CASA news, once it was published in the New Haven Register. * Day of New London article
about Connecticut CASA's expansion (quoting volunteer Gina Keifer)
Event sponsors so far including Yale University (lead sponsor),
Claire's, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, NewAlliance Foundation, Russell Hall Co., and William Fusco.
Thanks to these sponsors and to individual donors/participants for their support.
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Miye Oni, Olympian
9:00 am edt This
blog has occasionally mentioned Miye Oni, a former Yale student-athlete now on the Utah Jazz and an Ambassador (with Brandon Sherrod) for CASA in Connecticut--with both young men appearing on YouTube to discuss this cause for children. Now, Miye is an
Olympian in Tokyo. Miye Oni (who grew up in California of Nigerian descent) is competing for Nigeria’s men’s
basketball team. After helping Nigeria upset the U.S. in an exhibition game (Miye hit two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and guarded U.S. all-stars),
he is playing a significant role in Tokyo—for example, he scored 15 points on five 3-pointers vs. Germany. He
was featured in ESPN and FIBA articles.