Manny Maldonado

NICKNAME:
“PURO” a.k.a “AGUA”

I’M FROM:
Lower East Side

WORK AFFILIATION:
I currently work at the Boys Club of New York in East Harlem.

DEFINING CAREER MOMENT:
My defining career moment would have to be when I got the job at BCNY. It introduced me to my calling in life, working with youth.

I GOT MY START WHEN:
I Got my start as a Physical Director and have not looked back since.

CAREER ASPIRATIONS:
I aspire to be an Athletic Director on the college level.

BEFORE IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, I WANT MY LEGACY TO BE:
Before it’s all said and done, I want my legacy to be: "that dude Manny was a valid witness for Jesus Christ

“GO TO” MOVE ON THE BASKETBALL COURT:
My go to move on the basketball court is my hesitation dribble and jump shot

MY MOST MEMORABLE BASKETBALL MOMENT EVER WAS:
My most memorable basketball moment ever was Making 1st Team All-State in Rhode Island!

I FELL IN LOVE WITH BASKETBALL WHEN:
When I watched my father Freddy “Dead Eyes” Maldonado play pick up basketball in his timberlands straight out of work on 4th street and Ave. C. It was there, my dad introduced me to the best game God created. It was then, I grew a love for the game of basketball. Watching my physical hero, my dad, play the game with Love.

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