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College Donates Sports Gear

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.

News

It’s been more than 50 years since the Farmingdale High School class of 1964 roamed the halls of their beloved high school, but that doesn’t mean that the memories have faded. The class—the first to graduate from Farmingdale High—came together on Saturday, October 18 at the Marriott in Islandia to celebrate all of the good times past and make new memories as a class.  

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution. 

 

In Farmingdale, school district officials have been vigilant in their efforts to combat the virus. 


Sports

3rd Grade Division

The Giants and Jets met for the 2nd time this season, with the Giants again getting the victory over the Jets.  Jalen Gordon scored late into the 1st half for the Giants, which turned out to be the only points in the half.  The Giants shut the Jets down for both halves, keeping the offense off the board.  The Jets strong point this weekend was the defense, with Kyle June and Jake Kuller picking up the weekly William June Foundation awards.  In what is turning into a rough offensive season for the Jets, these awards continue to remind the boys of the perseverance and determination of the award’s namesake and his “never say quit” attitude.

 

—Submitted by Paul Caputo


William Merola, a member of the Farmingdale School District’s wrestling program, was recently selected to attend the third annual U.S. Marine Corps Summer Leadership and

Character Development program, which is limited to 150 sophomores and juniors throughout the nation.

 

Over the summer, from July 20-26, Merola attended the third annual Marine Corps recruiting command summer leadership and character academy at the USMC base in Quantico. 

 

The SLCDA (Summer Leadership and Character Development Program) educates high school leaders about Marine Corps Officer Programs by participating in classroom academics, ethics training, accelerated college prep, physical fitness training, a field exercise, a community service component and a field trip to Washington, D.C.


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