On Thursday afternoon (6/7), the Yeshivah of Flatbush Athletic Department brought the Middle Division 2017-18 Athletic Season to its unofficial close (the baseball team still has two games remaining on its schedule) with its annual Athletic Awards Dinner.
With a record number of Middle Division student-athletes expected to be on hand, a larger venue than usual was going to be needed. Activities Coordinator Mrs. Ellen Pearlman suggested using the Elementary School gym, and it turned out to be a perfect choice. Tables were set out across the floor, with more than enough space for all the attendees, and the side wall was adorned with all the awards awaiting presentation to the deserving Falcons.
Athletic Director Eric Amkraut welcomed everyone, and gave a special note of appreciation to the Middle Division administration of Rabbi Hertzberg and Mr. Berkman for their unwavering support of all of the school’s Athletic programs. He also thanked all of the coaches for their hard work and dedication in making sure that each and every Flatbush Falcon has a positive and rewarding experience this season.
While everyone enjoyed a dinner of pizza, fries and flying saucers (relax, these were of the ice cream version), a video montage was played. It was a display of photos of the exploits of each Middle Division team in action over the course of the 2017-18 season. (The Athletic Department wishes to note a special thank you to 8th Grader Morris Madeb who put together the wonderful video).
Mr. Amkraut then turned the proceedings over to the coaches. In turn, each team coach gave a brief summary of their team’s accomplishments this year, and then presented awards of recognition to every graduating eighth grader, followed by presentation of the special awards. Each team coaching staff presented awards in the following areas: Best Defensive Player, Best Offensive Player, 6th Man Award, Most Improved Player, Coach’s Award, Sportsmanship Award and finally to the Most Outstanding Player.
It was a wonderful event, providing the graduating 8th Graders one final time to gather with their teammates, while setting the stage for the 6th and 7th graders to begin preparations for 2018-19.
It was a true celebration of everything that makes being a Flatbush Falcon so special!