Palmyra Community Center has provided athletics programs to Palmyra children for more than 70 years. In more recent years, since the merging of Macedon and Palmyra school districts, PCC has sought to accommodate all students in Palmyra-Macedon Central School District.
PCC staff work closely with Jeremy Norsen, director of Macedon Recreation, to ensure the two youth recreation programs complement rather than compete with one another.
While most of PCC’s athletics programs are integrated teams of children from Palmyra and Macedon, boy’s basketball — the center’s most popular program — has not been fully combined to this point.
Longtime residents may remember a time when the PCC boys basketball team and the Macedon Rec basketball team were rivals. That time has passed. Now, children from both communities attend school together, play on the same school teams and, most importantly, are friends.
Recognizing the importance of a unified community, PCC started the integration process years ago with high school boys and girls, and from there it expanded to girls in grades 3-8.
PCC recently announced its next step in the progress toward full integration of its basketball program.
“This year, for the first time, first- and second-grade boys and girls from the Pal-Mac school district will all play together in the PCC basketball league,” said Amy Storey, president of the PCC board. “We’re thrilled to be able to fully integrate our league, which will be completed next year when Macedon boys in grades 3-8 will be able to join PCC’s league.”
For information, visit palmyracommunitycenter.org.