Tonight the YMCA SNUG program was able to celebrate the life of “Scoop” Boyce Coleman am an that has done much to lift up the community as a hero.
Boyce jumped in to the Hudson River to save the life of a young autistic boy last week and sacrificed his own life. “greater love has no man than a man who lays down his life for a friend,” were the sentiments of hundreds of people who got together under the leadership of YMCA’s Project SNUG and the organizational skills of Tonia Jenkins-Morrison, the team’s special event coordinator. “This is a lot to handle tonight, but Scoop was worth it,” said Tonia.
Hundreds of people gathered at the School Street Housing Development, affectionately call “Scoop Street” by its residents. Tributes were given by Dionna, and O’Neil in song, and through words by Paula Crawford (from the Municipal Housing Authority), Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, John Thompson Yonkers YMCA, Sister Wanda, and several bystanders. Michael Coleman spoke on behalf of the family.
Prayers were offered, candles were lit, and love was shared for Yonkers newest hero, Boyce “Scoop” Coleman.