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Mount Vernon, Help Plan Ben Godron Community Week

Ben Gordon Family and Community Week has become a staple in Mount Vernon.
Ben Gordon Family and Community Week has become a staple in Mount Vernon. Photo Credit: cmvny.com

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Community members interested in helping to plan for Ben Gordon Family and Community Week in Mount Vernon can attend a meeting at 6 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall.

The week is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 19 through Aug. 24. Planned events may include basketball clinics, a teen basketball game, talent show, gospel concert and family breakfast.

Festivities for the annual Family and Community Unity Day are still being developed. The Planning Committee for the event group is still accepting new members and will play an important role in producing it.

Gordon led the Mount Vernon High School basketball team to the 2000 State Public and Federation Championships. He won an NCAA Championship in 2004 as a member of the UConn Huskies. Gordon currently is a shooting guard for the Charlotte Bobcats and was the first NBA rookie to be awarded the Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2005.

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