Saturday, 20 April 2013 00:00
Pro Football Hall of Famer and Manhasset hometown hero Jim Brown, North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the town board will be on hand for the grand re-opening of Manhasset Valley Park on Saturday, April 27, at 12 p.m.
The reconstruction of Manhasset Valley Park includes two brand new artificial turf fields. One will be used for baseball. The other, a multi-purpose field, will be used for soccer and lacrosse. This field will be dedicated to the athletic achievements of Jim Brown, a Manhasset High School alumni and Hall of Fame National Football League running back. Brown, whose name will be immortalized on a kiosk to be erected on the grounds of the park, is expected to speak to the crowd.
The son of Judge Kenneth Molloy will also attend. Judge Molloy was an influential figure in Jim Brown’s life, and helped cultivate his athletic career at Manhasset High School, Syracuse University, and into the NFL.
Manhasset Valley Park is located on Northern Blvd. in Manhasset, across from Macy’s.