Thursday, May 15, 2008

NY wrestling event

On May 20, 2008 the Beat the Streets Program and world renowned wrestling legends will honor New York City coaches and the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) for their work in nurturing students through athletics to greatly improve their lives. Dan Gable, U.S.A. Wrestling Hall of Fame and U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member, Lee Kemp, 2008 U.S. Olympic Freestyle Coach, John Smith, Five-Time NCAA Champion Coach and Lee Roy Smith, National Wrestling Hall of Fame Executive Director, will be on hand to recognize the achievements of the PSAL and wrestling coaches from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Roosevelt Island area schools.

Founded in 2004 the Beat the Streets Program offers middle and high school aged boys and girls wrestling opportunities to build discipline, mental toughness and a strong work ethic to help them achieve victory both on and off the mat. Approximately 3,500 wrestlers from the New York City Public, Private and Catholic School system participate in tournaments, clinics, camps and educational opportunities that Beat the Streets provides.

Who will attend:

Michael E. Novogratz, Chairman of the Board, Beat the Streets

Al Bevilacqua, President, Beat the Streets

Michael Cigala, Executive Director, Beat the Streets

Dan Gable, Special Guest

Lee Kemp, Special Guest

John Smith, Special Guest

Lee Roy Smith, Special Guest


Eric Goldstein, Chief Executive, Public School Athletic League

Bruce Haberli, wrestling coach, New York University

Michael Blyth, coach, Michael J. Petrides School , Staten Island , NY

Keith Conrade, coach, Canarsie High School , Brooklyn , NY

Corey Luce, coach, Roosevelt Island Middle School , Roosevelt Island , NY


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Media call time: 7:00 PM


Bowery Hotel

335 Bowery at East 3rd Street
New York , NY 10003

Media Must RSVP to Attend

Philip Ramirez, 212-784-5713 or


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