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Chappaqua Teen Serves As Ball Girl At Madison Square Garden

Eighth grader Sydney Herzog served as ball girl Saturday, May 17 at Madison Square Garden in the Liberty's game against the Chicago Sky.
Eighth grader Sydney Herzog served as ball girl Saturday, May 17 at Madison Square Garden in the Liberty's game against the Chicago Sky. Photo Credit: Contributed

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- A 13-year-old girl from Chappaqua served as ball girl for the WNBA's New York Liberty at Madison Square Garden.

Eighth-grader Sydney Herzog was the ball girl Saturday, May 17, at Madison Square Garden in the Liberty's game against the Chicago Sky. Sydney, the daughter of Sylvia and Gary Herzog of Chappaqua, has been playing basketball for five years, according to a press release.

Sydney won the privilege of being a ball girl after her parents, supporting Lyme Research Alliance’s research agenda, became the recipients of a Liberty basketball package offered as an auction item at LRA’s “Time for Lyme” fund-raising Gala last month in Greenwich, Conn.

"In addition to giving their basketball-loving daughter the opportunity to be the ball girl, the Herzog family will also attend an informal post-game Q&A with the Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne, the 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year," representatives said in the release.

LRA honored Delle Donne at the Spring Gala.

“We’ve never been to a Liberty game,” said Sylvia Herzog, before the game. “We’re very excited to see Sydney on the court at Madison Square Garden, and we’re delighted we could support Lyme Research Alliance.”

Sydney is a Seven Bridges Middle School eighth- grader who plays forward with the New Castle Aftershock, and will try out next winter for the Horace Greeley High School basketball team.

“I think it will be really fun, really cool, to be getting the ball and being on the court with all the professional players at Madison Square Garden,” she said prior to the game.

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