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To Shirley Alston From Mike Alston Amityville basketball
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To Shirley Alston
From Mike Alston
Amityville basketball


Dear Mom,
Throughout my life, you have been my biggest supporter. You were the person who kept me motivated and feeling positive even through my ACL injury. Because of your encouragement, I gained confidence both on and off the court. You taught me the life lesson to never give up. Besides looking after my high school basketball career, you always stressed education first and said, "Be a student first and then an athlete." This Mother's Day, I say, "Thank you for everything you did for me."
|(Credit: Mike Stobe)

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High school athletes write Mother's Day letters to their moms

High school athletes across Long Island wrote heartfelt messages to the moms who made it all happen.
Compiled by Laura Albanese, Ian Cutler, Mike Gavin, Stephen Haynes, Bob Herzog, Jordan Lauterbach and Gregg Sarra