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					PAGE 32                                                                  THE COAST STAR, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009

                                                             Harlem Wizards dazzle Squan crowd
                                                                    By Dan Zomack              cool” to see the Wizards per-
                                                               The people who filled the       forming all their basketball
                                                            Manasquan High School gym-         tricks on the court, which con-
                                                            nasium on Sunday were daz-         sisted of fancy passes and nice
                                                            zled by the incredible basket-     slam dunks.
                                                            ball skills of the Harlem             Manasquan        Elementary
                                                            Wizards.                           School Assistant Principal
                                                               The Manasquan Elementary        Richard Kirk was one of the
                                                            School      Parent      Teacher    hometown players on the
                                                            Organization [PTO] hosted          Squan team.
                                                            the basketball game fund-rais-        “It was a great time,” the
                                                            er Sunday afternoon with the       assistant principal said. He
                                                            Harlem squad taking on the         made a couple of baskets in
                                                            Manasquan Wacky Warriors, a        Sunday’s game, he said and he
                                                            team comprised of teachers,        played in last year’s game, as
                                                            police officers, students and      well.
                                                            other community members.              “It’s all about the kids,”
                                                               “All the money we raise goes    Assistant Principal Kirk stat-
                                                            back into the classrooms,” said    ed. Even the Wizards are a
                                                            Linda DiPalma, a PTO mem-          “kid-friendly” team, he added,

          ATTENTION                                         ber who helped organize the
                                                                                               which was good for the crowd.
                                                                                                  The assistant principal also
                                                               This is the second year in a    noted that it was good for stu-
  Manasquan Residents                                       row the PTO hosted the             dents to see teachers and staff
                                                            Wizards, said Mrs. DiPalma.        outside of their traditional
                                                            There were around 650 tickets      roles and on the basketball
            INFORMATION                                     sold and the PTO helped to         court having some fun.
           REGARDING FIRE                                   bring in about $3,000, she
                                                                                                  One of the Wizards players
                                                                                               performing some of the more
          HYDRANT FLUSHING                                      The PTO seeks to hold
                                                            events families will enjoy, but
                                                                                               impressive dunks was Charlie
                                                                                               Coley, 21, a 6’7’’ senior at the
     Monday, March 23 thru Friday, April 3, the             also ones that will raise funds    University of North Carolina
    Department of Public Works will be flushing fire        for the organization at the        in Charlotte, who was playing
                                                            same time, stated Mrs.             his first game with the Harlem
   hydrants. During this period you may experience
                                                            DiPalma.                           Wizards on Sunday. He said                                               JOSEPH J. DELCONZO, The Coast Star
  discolored water. To eliminate this harmless discol-         Manasquan resident Maeve        he was glad to have had the           Tojo Henderson, of the Harlem Wizards basketball team,
   oration, turn on faucets and leave open until the        Halton, whose 14-year-old son      opportunity to play with a          gave a Manasquan player a friendly fist bump during Sunday’s
                    water runs clear.                       Ian was playing on the Squan       team he grew up watching.           fund-raiser game, played between the Wizards and a local
                                                            team, said, “It’s so much fun to      The nation will be able to       squad composed of Manasquan community members.
             Thank you for your patience.                   see our local guys playing         watch Mr. Coley as he partici-      thanked all those who partici-
                                                            against these guys.”               pates on ESPN in the 2009           pated in the game, as well as
                          Manasquan Water Dept.                Mrs. Halton said the after-     State Farm College Slam             everyone who came out to              Hasbrouck
                                                            noon was all about fun and         Dunk Competition, which will        watch, and the volunteers who
                                                            entertainment. “It’s worth the     be held in Auburn Hills,            helped out through the day to         graduates
                                                            price of the ticket,” she said.    Mich., on April 2 during the        help make the day a success.
                                                               Laura Hart was also in the      Final Four weekend.                   She also said the event            Univ. of Tulsa
                                                            stands enjoying the game and          Mr. Coley said he was glad       would not have been possible
                                                                                                                                                                           Leisl    Blair    Hasbrouck
                                                            watching the local team take       to have the chance to play with     without the support of the
                                                                                                                                                                        recently graduated from the
                                                            on the talented Wizards. “It’s     the Wizards in Manasquan,           Manasquan Elks, Manasquan
                                                                                                                                                                        University of Tulsa, located in
                                                            nice to see the faculty outside    especially since the funds          Savings Bank, Statewide
                                                                                                                                                                                          Tulsa, Okla.
                                                            of school having fun,” she said.   raised go to a good cause.          Electric, the Manasquan
                                                                                                                                                                                            M     s    .
                                                               The sentiment was echoed           Mr. Coley was just one of        Patrolmen’s        Benevolent
                                                                                                                                                                                          Hasbrouck is
                                                            by her 8-year-old daughter,        the Wizards who were able to        Association [PBA], and the
                                                                                                                                                                                          the    grand-
                                                            Elena, who was excited to see      make the Squan crowd laugh          Manasquan       Turkey    Trot
                                                                                                                                                                                          daughter of
                                                            her teachers out of their work     with their on-court antics,         Committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                          the       late
                                                            clothes and in shorts on the       while also impressing them            All the work definitely paid
                                                                                                                                                                                          R o b e r t
                                                            basketball court.                  with their basketball skills.       off, stated Mrs. DiPalma.
                                                               The stands were filled with        Mrs. DiPalma additionally
                                                                                                                                                                                          and Georgina
                                                            family and friends, and that is                                                                                  LEISL
                                                                                                                                                                                          Hasbrouck, of
                                                            what the day is all about,                                                                                   HASBROUCK
                                                            according to Mrs. Hart, who
                                                                                                                                                                        Road in Manasquan. Her par-
                                                            was attending the event for the
                                                                                                                                                                        ents are Bob and Pamela
                                                            second year in a row.
                                                               One of the reasons she
                                                            comes is because the event
                                                                                                Squan therapist presents                                                Hasbrouck, of Kingwood,
                                                                                                                                                                        Texas. Bob Hasbrouck, former-
                                                                                                                                                                        ly of Manasquan, graduated
                                                            benefits the school and the
                                                            community, Mrs. Hart stated,
                                                            besides it being so much fun.
                                                                                                book for autistic children                                              from Manasquan High School
                                                                                                                                                                        in 1973.
                                                                                                  Annette      Becklund,       a   children about themselves.              Ms. Hasbrouck graduated in
                                                               “The Wizards are really,
                                                                                               Manasquan-based therapist and       Warren is honest, caring, gentle,    2004 from Kingwood High
                                                            really entertaining,” stated
                                                                                               children’s book author, and her     and knows who to go to when          School, located in Kingwood,
                                                            Mrs. Hart. “I wish they [the
                                                                                               husband, Ray Gulzeth, an illus-     he has questions about getting       Texas. She received bachelor of
                                                            PTO] could do these more
                                                                                               trator, will be appearing for a     along with other dinosaurs.”         science degrees in exercise
                                                            than once a year.”
                                                                                               reading and book signing at            Ms. Becklund works with           physiology and psychology
                                                               Elena said it was “really
                                                                                               BookTowne, located at 171           children diagnosed on the            from the University of Tulsa.
                                                                                               Main St. in Manasquan, on           autism spectrum, providing              Ms. Hasbrouck was a four-
                                                                                                                                                                        year letter winner in women’s
             THANKS TO OUR PATIENTS                                                            Saturday, April 4, from 12 to 2
                                                                                                                                   individual and family therapy, as
                                                                                                                                   well as social skills in group       golf while at the University of
             FOR VOTING US THE BEST                                                               The couple will present Ms.      opportunities.                       Tulsa, and she was named to
                                                                                                                                                                        her all-conference team three
                                                                                               Becklund’s recent release,             Mr. Gulzeth is an accom-

      Family Dentistry                                                                         “Warren is Wonderful,” which
                                                                                               she says, “was written especially
                                                                                               for children with autism and
                                                                                                                                   plished artist specializing in oil
                                                                                                                                   paintings. Illustrating has been a
                                                                                                                                   longtime hobby, and this is Mr.
                                                                                                                                                                        times. She is a professional
                                                                                                                                                                        golfer with plans to attend
                                                                                                                                                                        Futures Tour Qualifying School
                              4 YEARS IN A ROW*                                                Asperger’s.”                        Gulzeth’s second children's          in Florida this November.
                                                                                                  “Building a healthy self-        book.                                   Ms. Hasbrouck is currently
                                                                                               image increases the likelihood of      April is Autism Awareness         employed as a personal trainer
                                                                                               success with children,” said Ms.    Month.                               at the prestigious Platinum
                                                                                               Becklund. “I wanted to teach                                             Center in Tulsa.

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