Broad Channel, NY — New York City Council candidate Mike Scala rooted on the youth basketball team he sponsors against the team of his general election opponent early Tuesday night. The squads consist of 4 and 5 year old upstarts in the Tykes Division of the Broad Channel Athletic Club (BCAC) Shamrock Summer Shootout.
“Whoever wins this game takes the election in November,” Scala quipped.
Team Scala wore blue. Team Ulrich dressed in pink. The players’ jerseys often covered their knees.
The players and fans toughed it out in spite of rain showers.
Neither side could claim victory. Nobody kept score. But Scala noted how enthusiastic the kids were to learn the fundamentals of the sport.
“It’s all in good fun,” he admitted. “They’re getting better at the game.”
After the game, Scala treated the entire league to Italian ices.