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Tourney To Benefit School

On Saturday, March 15, the Third Annual Tom Hayden Our Lady of Victory (OLV) 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will take place at the school’s gymnasium. The event is hosted by the OLV School Board and is open to ages 13 and older.

This year’s honorees are George Rettinger and Joe Power, in memoriam. Rettinger was CYO president and a long-time coach. Power, who passed away several years ago, spent many years coaching in the program, often at Rettinger’s side. The funds raised will enhance OLV’s technology program.

“This is a great way to bring together several teams competing in an exciting event for players who love the game while helping the students of OLV School,” stated Chris Coyne, chairperson of the event.

The sponsors of the event are McCarthy’s Public House of Floral Park and the Hance Family Foundation. Two tickets to Billy Joel’s April 18 concert at Madison Square Garden, donated by Novus Prime Properties, will be raffled off, as well as many other prizes.  

Space is limited to the first 20 teams to sign up with payment. The cost is $200 per team. Five players per team area allowed. Visit www.olvfp.org for the sign-up forms.

For information, contact OLV 3-on-3 Chairperson Chris Coyne by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 917-583-5349.

News

Buckley Country Day School recently presented its fall awards, honoring the school’s top student-athletes for the fall season. One of those standouts is Floral Park’s Vanessa Foy, who was named as the Most Valuable Player for the girls 5/6 Red soccer team.

“It is always great to celebrate and honor our wonderful student-athletes and coaches who work so hard during the season,” said Roney Eford, Buckley Country Day School’s director of athletics. “All of our student-athletes should be extremely proud of their accomplishments.”

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, residents and community members joined with the Floral Park American Legion to honor veterans at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremonies at Memorial Park, following a march down Tulip Avenue to the park with the members of the veterans of the Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion, Boy and Cub Scouts from Troops 482 and 678 and local officials.

During the ceremony, a plaque was dedicated in memory of General Kazimierz Pulaski and others of Polish heritage who have served in the U.S. military. The plaque dedication was led by members of the Polish American Congress, Long Island Division, President Grzegorz Worma and Honorary President Richard Brzozowski. An invocation was delivered by Father Peter Rozek of St. Hedwig Church, followed by a POW-MIA ceremony by Post 334 Vice Commander Matthew Cacciatore.


Calendar

Chris Deeks Memorial Alumni Game

Friday, November 28

Floral Park AARP Christmas Luncheon

Monday, December 1

Stewart Manor Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, December 1



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