August 10, 2006

Angie Paccione Played Like a Guy

By:Keith Goldberg, [New York] Times Herald-Record
August 8, 2006

The biggest compliment Angie Paccione ever got on a basketball court came in the fifth grade. Paccione was playing a CYO Christmas tournament at St. Joseph's Church in New Windsor. She was just named the tournament MVP, when a man came down from the stands and walked over to her.

"You play like a guy," the man said.
"That opened my eyes," Paccione, now 46, recalls.

"My whole life is from my commitment to basketball," Paccione says. "I squeezed everything I could out of basketball." (More ...)

Note: Angie is running for the U. S. Congress. You can find news of her campaign at Angie's Congressional Campaign site.

August 8, 2006

10th Anniversary of USA Basketball's Olympic Gold

From: USA Basketball August 7, 2006 When an athlete is presented with the rare opportunity to help change the perception of the sport they play, rarely will that opportunity be passed by. That was the opportunity 11 American women were given in 1995 to help change the perception of women's basketball in the United States. (More ...) By: Mechelle Voepel, August 8, 2006 ... And it was 10 years ago this summer that the U.S. national team proved that the money, effort, care and time invested in it was worthwhile, winning gold in the Atlanta Olympics before huge crowds. (More ...)