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Harrison Apar YAC
Columbus Day Golf Classic at
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In September 2003, Pinetree Field was rededicated by the Town of Yorktown as Harrison Apar Field of Dreams on the strength of a 1200-signature petition circulated by Mildred E. Strang 7th graders Brendan Frail [2nd left] and Alison Belcastro. Also pictured, just after the new sign was mounted, are Harrison's father Bruce Apar and John Schroeder (r) of Yorktown Parks & Recreation Department, who also serves as President of Yorktown Land Trust and whose daughter Johanna was a friend of Harrison's.
Harrison Apar Field of Dreams Foundation's
Yorktown Athletic Club/
Police Benevolent Association
The Harrison Apar YAC PBA Fund was founded April 2003 in conjunction with
Yorktown Athletic Club and Yorktown Police Benevolent Association.
Its mission is to improve town and school recreational facilities and
spread inspiration to our children by memorializing a young man whose small stature
(37 inches tall) and lifelong health battles were obscured by his
big personality and achievements in academics, acting, writing and sports expertise.
A letter Harrison wrote to ESPN was read by commentator Tony Kornheiser on his radio show. In his travels, Harrison had the good fortune to meet his sports heroes Shaquille O'Neal, Reggie Miller, Reggie Jackson, Yogi Berra and others. His dream was to be an ESPN sportscaster and his friends to this day believe he would have achieved that goal.
On Harrison's passing, at age 15, Shawn Sigler
memorialized his friend with the elegy: 'May We Stand as Tall as He Did'
For more information, to volunteer or to donate:
Harrison Apar Field of Dreams Foundation
P.O. Box 1383, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Yorktown Athletic Club
P.O. Box 399, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Yorktown Police Benevolent Association
P.O. Box 178, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
How Harrison Apar YAC PBA Fund Helps the Community
Here is a sampling of how funds raised through the Harrison Apar Foundation YAC PBA Fund have benefited school and town recreational facilities, athletes and teams ...
A $3000 donation to Yorktown Central School District, in conjunction with matching donations from Yorktown Athletic Club and Mohansic Girls Basketball, to purchase three gymnasium scoreboards for Yorktown High and Mildred E. Strang Middle School (scheduled to be erected fall 2008).
A $7,500 New York State grant secured in 2005 through Senator Vincent Leibell to purchase spectator bleaches for Chelsea Field (Gomer Street) and Harrison Apar Field of Dreams (Benjamin Blvd. off Broad Street)
A $2500 donation to Yorktown Central School District to help renovate the baseball field at Yorktown High School.
A $1500 donation to Yorktown Parks & Recreation Department to help install fencing and other safety measures for town ballfields.
Annual $1000 donation to DARE, in conjunction with matching donation from Yorktown Athletic Club, for the purchase of t-shirts for all DARE students.
Annual $500 scholarship prize at Yorktown High Senior Awards Night to an athlete who has overcome challenges in an extraordinary effort to excel in the sport of his or her choice.
Annual $500 donation to Yorktown High's Varsity Ice Hockey Team (which is largely self-funded).