Written by John Franklin, email@example.com Wednesday, 05 February 2014 00:00
Kappa Sigma at Adelphi University has been fasting and raising money for Island Harvest over the last eight years to raise awareness of hunger on Long Island. Each year the fraternity surpassed the previous record. Last year Kappa Sigma raised $3,695 and collected $1,850 pounds of food for Island Harvest.
Island Harvest is an organization that rescues and distributes food for the hungry of New York.
The “Super Hungerfest” kickoff took place on Feb. 1 in Adelphi’s Ruth S. Harley University Center Lower Level. The event consisted of an “open mic” for music and comedy performed by Kappa Sigma brothers Rob Carroll and Mike Mayer, as well as a speech by Long Island Harvest volunteer and spokesperson Jim Broderick. A short film entitled The Volunteer about fighting hunger in Long Island, by Hofstra University graduate student Pat Mantle, was also screened at the kickoff.
“Super Hungerfest is a very important event to Kappa Sigma,” said senior and President Michael Manzo. “Not only does it help thousands of people on Long Island, it brings together our chapter and challenges us every year to surpass the previous record.”
Brothers of the fraternity not only collected money and food for the charity, but spent the 24 hours prior to the Super Bowl fasting to raise awareness of the situation. Kappa Sigma also added new ways to help increase donation amounts for Island Harvest.
“With this being my third Super Hungerfest, it has truly been a pleasure seeing the evolution of this event,” said senior and secretary Richard Tarantola. “This year we have added new aspects to help reach our goal of $4,000 and 2,000 pounds of food. Now anyone can donate to the cause electronically via PayPal. This event can only continue to grow, it shows the Adelphi community that it is always important to give back and support something bigger than yourself.”
For some brothers, the event has become ritual, but for others it is a brand new experience.
“I think fasting 24 hours for my first Super Hunger Fest is going to be tough, but the reasoning behind it gives a lot of meaning,” said sophomore Andrew Stone at the kickoff event. “But I know we’ve all been collecting and spreading the word for a while so I’m excited to see if we can break last year’s record.”
As of press time, Kappa Sigma had not received their final numbers of money and food donated as the results were to be delivered on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Island Harvest headquarters. The fraternity will bring all food donations to Island Harvest for weighing and distribution.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
The Garden City Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 35th annual Fall Festival Street Fair set for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Seventh Street. The chamber thanks the Garden City Hotel which will serve as the primary event sponsor.
JGS entertainment will return for the 16th year as master ceremonies providing music and vocals. There will be plenty of activities for the kids. Included will be the return of the two trackless trains carrying children 12 years of age and younger up and down Seventh Street sponsored by Coach Realtors and Garden City Teachers Association. There will be the traditional inflatable bouncy house sponsored by SMPL Technologies and the ever-popular money cube sponsored by Calogero’s and Leo’s. The Garden City Parks and Recreation Department will have giveaways and temporary tattoos.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:43
With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.
Register For The Online Registration Option
Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.
In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password. A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.
Thursday, 09 October 2014 09:22
Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.
PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.