Skiddy Park Dedication

Near Westside Initiative (NWSI) board members and neighborhood residents found it fitting that the new playground at Skiddy Park honor Seymour’s impact on the neighborhood, the City of Syracuse and the sport of basketball. The unveiling of the Paul Seymour Playground took place at Skiddy Park, located at the intersection of Tioga and Otisco streets, on Thursday, May 17, 2012. This location is particularly fitting as Seymour was part of the first scrimmage game, played at Blodgett School, directly across from Skiddy Park, using the experimental 24-second shot clock developed by Nationals-owned Danny Biasone in an effort to bring time limits to the game. The clock was adopted by the NBA and is credited with saving the sport from dwindling popularity.

 

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