CCMAC’s Dugout Initiative
In 2004 we launched our “Dugout Program” and saw completion of 14 protective shelters built on East Meadow Ball Fields. Informative “Be Sun Smart” posters were also prominently displayed. The sponsoring of these dugouts is part of CCMAC’s goal to educate those involved in recreational sporting activities where sun exposure is a constant factor. The Center for Disease Control recommends that a comprehensive Sun Safety Education program, include adults involved in coordinating recreational activities for our children. Few realize that much of our sun exposure occurs prior to age 18, and is one of the factors that determine one’s risk for Melanoma Skin Cancer. Erection of 5 x 4 ft billboards at the N.Y. Waterways and various NY City locations were also completed (Bottom Left)
CCMAC Thanks the Curt and Shonda Schilling Shade Foundation for their Grant in support of our dugout program. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, the SHADE Foundation was created in August 2002 after Shonda’s successful battle against melanoma. Their mission is Education, Prevention, Detection and Promotion of Sun Safety.
CCMAC also thanks Mike Persichilli of Mikes Convenience Store located on Jericho Tpke., in New Hyde Park, for his support and contribution to the Village of New Hyde Park for dugout structures.