Coach Flaherty being interviewed by the local news.
New York City, News

Leadership Prep Canarsie Wins Sports Grant

  • December 10, 2022

December 10, 2022 | SNY

When Coach Flaherty at Leadership Prep Canarsie Middle Academy (LPCMA) heard that Chick-fil-a was partnering with SNY SportsNite to give away over $12000 in grant funding to youth basketball leagues, he knew he had to apply for his school. Flaherty won $2,500 for his basketball team, supplying LPCMA with sports equipment and uniforms.

Scholars celebrated the win by treating themselves to free Chic-fil-a chicken sandwiches as LPCMA cheerleaders performed. 

“It just means the world to me,” said Flaherty. “I mean, when I show up day in and day out, the only thing I care about is these kids, and to see them happy makes me happy, and that’s truly the greatest feeling as a teacher, educator, and coach.”

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