is a news Release for the Long Island Wizards Intramural/AAU/Travel Basketball Program. The LI Wizards was established
in 2010 to give youth boys and girls the opportunity to play organized basketball. During our time of operation, many
of our players have participated in college showcases and received scholarships, as well as many of them playing for the local
high school teams.
The LI Wizards Program was developed and run by volunteers
of the Deer Park Community Center, a not for profit organization that has been providing services for children since 1978.
As of April 2014, our program will be changing its name to the Deer Park Wizards, which will still be located at the Deer
Park Community Center, 41 Homer Avenue, Deer Park, New York 11729.
All we did was change our name, not our values, goals or coaches. Our goal is to inspire youth regardless
of their race, creed or national origin to practice sportsmanship, physical fitness, respect, team work and commitment.
The way in which this goal is achieved is through familiarizing the players with the fundamentals of basketball, providing
the opportunity to play the game in a supervised and organized environment while all ways keeping the safety and well fare
of the children in mind.