They Built It, and People Came: SYS Celebrates 20th Anniversary - 27 East

They Built It, and People Came: SYS Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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In the 20 years of its existence, SYS has expanded to meet the needs of the community. The North Sea facility will add more outdoor basketball courts and tennis courts soon. RYAN MOORE

In the 20 years of its existence, SYS has expanded to meet the needs of the community. The North Sea facility will add more outdoor basketball courts and tennis courts soon. RYAN MOORE

SYS Executive Director Scott Johnson in front of one of the new murals at the facility.  DANA SHAW

SYS Executive Director Scott Johnson in front of one of the new murals at the facility. DANA SHAW

SYS Executive Director Scott Johnson in front of one of the new murals at the facility.  DANA SHAW

SYS Executive Director Scott Johnson in front of one of the new murals at the facility. DANA SHAW

Ground was broken at SYS in November of 2001.  FILE PHOTO

Ground was broken at SYS in November of 2001. FILE PHOTO

authorCailin Riley on May 31, 2023
More than 20 years ago, Mark Antilety, Scott Johnson, J. Andreassi and several other parents were in a frustrating situation. Their young children, and many of their peers, were eager... more

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