Services for the Underserved

American Softball starts second season helping developmentally disabled of Queens
American Softball starts second season helping developmentally disabled of Queens
Sports Terence M. Cullen 6/10/2013 at 1:13PM

Randy Novick asked which hand the player threw with. He held up his left hand, which was already gripping a softball. Novick, patient and personable, found a glove that fit. As he adjusted it for the player’s hand, Novick recalled a visit to the man’s group home and how much he had enjoyed it. It [...]

Glen Oaks elementary school donates to military veterans
Glen Oaks elementary school donates to military veterans
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 3/20/2013 at 11:24AM

A Glen Oaks elementary school has donated $1,000 to military veterans. Youngsters at P.S. 115 presented a check to Services for the UnderServed (SUS) on Friday, March 15. The funds were allocated for SUS programs that support the country’s veterans. “It really touches an old man’s heart,” said Howard Wheeler of Elmhurst, who served 22 [...]

A league of their own: American Softball is all inclusive
A league of their own: American Softball is all inclusive
Sports Terence M. Cullen 8/28/2012 at 7:52AM

Everybody hits. Everybody runs the bases. Everybody has fun. This is how Randy Novick from Howard Beach describes American Softball. Every Saturday throughout the summer, Novick, along with counselors and mentally challenged people from five assisted-living homes met at a field in Kissena Park to get a chance to play softball. Five homes currently comprise [...]