Written by The Farmingdale Observer Staff Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00
This past week, Farmingdale State College’s Sport Management Club and Sigma Beta Delta finished off their sports equipment drive and fundraiser for Children’s Sport Connection. The weeklong event finished on April 19, when members from the community and other organizations on Long Island stopped by to donate equipment and monetary donations.
Victoria “Tori” Green, president of SBD, and Paul “PJ” Waszkiewicz, president of the Sport Management Club, teamed up when they learned of the need for gently used or new sporting equipment for underprivileged children as they believe that through sports, many of these children can learn valuable life lessons.
The sports equipment donations will be distributed, later this month, to three organizations on Long Island helping many children have the proper equipment to play sports: Valley Stream PAL, PS 69 in the Bronx, and the Long Beach Recreation Center.
“I am extremely proud of all of the people who have helped support Children’s Sport Connection in this effort as we all have been able to bring hope to many children so they can now play sports with the proper equipment,” said Waszkiewicz. “So far we have raised over $200 and collect hundreds of pieces of sports equipment during the week.”
All of the funds raised by the sports equipment drive will help pay for new equipment or fees for children to play in sports leagues.
Organizations who helped during this week long event include: Farmingdale State College, the Sport Management Club, Sigma Beta Delta, the college Athletics Department, Cascarino’s of Farmingdale, the United Mavericks, Farmingdale PAL, Farmingdale High School Athletics Department, Waszkiewicz Family, the Grassi Family, Farmingdale Baseball League, Astoria Federal Business Banking Department and Bagel Hut.
Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00
Last year, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer stopped at Moby Drugs in Farmingdale to highlight the launch of a drug take-back program, which was designed to help residents remove addictive prescriptions out of their medicine cabinets.
Yet, despite studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control—which found 70 percent of those addicted to prescription drugs get them from home, family or friends—federal regulations have prevented pharmacies in New York State from hosting the take-back program.
Friday, 19 September 2014 08:38
Lt. Matt Komorowski of Farmingdale was recently honored with the first annual American Heroes award, for showing bravery when faced with impossible odds.
On Sept. 11, 2001, Komorowski was one of six FDNY firefighters with Ladder Co. 6, called to the World Trade Center just a short while before the tower collapsed. Arriving at the scene, Komorowski and the members of his ladder company rushed inside the building. As they rushed up the stairs the men of Ladder 6 stopped to assist Josephine Harris, a then 60-year-old Brooklyn grandmother, who was stuck in the stairwell of the building.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
The 2014 Farmingdale Flag Football season kicked off with a blast on Sept. 7.
3rd Grade Division
The Texans and the Jets played a great opening weekend game, with the Texans getting the victory. For the Texans, touchdown pass from Joseph Spano to Jaxon Parisi with 20 seconds in the half broke a tie that the Jets never came back from. The Jets were led by Brendan O’Keefe, who had two rushing touchdowns and Jimmy Caputo, who picked off a pass at the goal line.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Farmingdale State College’s women’s tennis team opened the 2014 season with an 8-1 victory over John Jay College (0-1) on Sept. 3. The Rams (1-0) held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play before sweeping the singles matches.