After they did the ball drop and toast lunch was served, the luncheon gives seniors a way to get out of the house. ENDWELL (WBNG) — The Broome West Senior Center in Endwell held a new year luncheon for seniors on Tuesday. The event came with a balldrop, a toast with sparkling grape juice and live music from performer Ralph Muro. “It gets people out and joining their friends and socializing, and not sitting home by themselves. It’s just a way for people to enjoy each others company,” said Michelle Class the site supervisor at Broome West. Some seniors even got up to danced to celebrate.
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VESTAL (WBNG) — The Binghamton men’s basketball team is taking part in a movement much bigger than the game itself. Dempsey has been using this time to have conversations with his players, ones that may be uncomfortable, but are necessary. “They’re not just basketball players, not that they ever were, but they have more of a platform now than ever. We want to encourage them to use that in a positive and productive way.” As the leader of a D1 program, Dempsey is using his voice and is encouraging his players to do the same. The nine men’s basketball coaches of the America East Conference committed to give players Election Day 2020 off the court. A small step, setting a national example. “We felt it was important to come together as a group, and put a couple of action items behind our words. As division one players and coaches, we recognize that we need to be more outspoken about our goal of living in a society where equality is a priority,” says Dempsey. Dempsey says the goal isn’t to influence his players who to vote for, but rather to encourage them to make their vote count. “They have the freedom to vote for whoever they choose, and we want to encourage them to stand up and be counted, and exercise that right.” Now, the NCAA is now encouraging all member schools to grant athletes a day off from athletic activity on November 3. “If you’re going to be truly a team, truly a family you’re always preaching, than you have to understand what’s important to your teammates, and you have to try and come together to support each other.” In addition to giving athletes Election Day 2020 off, each school in the America East will host an anti-racism event at a home game this season.