On Tuesday, June 19, Garden City High School students Mark Ellis, Mike Gilbert and Ryan Norton will be among 100 players participating in the United Healthcare Empire Challenge High School Football All-Star Game that will be held at Hofstra University.
The Barclays, the first event in the PGA tour playoffs for the FedEx Cup, is coming to Long Island this summer, and, thanks to tournament officials, charities like the American Red Cross can benefit from “Tickets Fore Charity” – a unique fundraising initiative designed to improve the quality of life in the communities where PGA tour tournaments are held.
“This is an incredible opportunity to raise unlimited funds for the participating charity and there are absolutely no costs to the organization,” said The Barclays Executive Director Peter Mele. “Fans will get to witness the very best the PGA tour has to offer and generate revenue for charities in New York and New Jersey during a time when these organizations need our help more than ever.”
Garden City graduate student Rob Finneran, Bentley University’s all-time leader in wins, strikeouts and ERA, has been selected to participate for the Division II-III team in the 38th annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-Star Game.
The game was played on Monday, June 4 in Lowell at LeLacheur Park, home of UMass-Lowell and the minor league Lowell Spinners, a farm team of the Boston Red Sox.
Rob Finneran, a right-handed pitcher who helped the Bentley University Falcons post a 28-14 record against regional competition, has been selected for the 2012 Daktronics NCAA Division II Baseball All-East Region second team. Finneran, a grad student, was previously voted to the All-Northeast-10 Conference first team.
Monster’s Kids had a very successful day with the 2nd Annual Alumni Woodstick Classic. Lacrosse alumni from Garden City and Manhasset High Schools took part in a charity lacrosse game that was followed by fun and festivities in town and then the 122nd playing of the Woodstick Classic. This new twist on an old tradition raised over $40,000 for the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. Monster’s Kids will host the Alumni Woodstick Classic game every year to support CCMC.
On May 5, Garden City High School hosted Monster’s Kids 2nd Annual Woodstick Alumni Event to benefit Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) of New York. Lacrosse players from Garden City and Manhasset took to the field, with a final victory for Manhasset. All participants walked away winners, as the teams helped raised $39,650 for the Center for Autism at CCMC.
Tim Goettelmann noted, “After watching the game, I realized how lucky I am to be a part of this long-standing tradition between two great towns. This event allowed many of us to catch up with old friends and make many new memories.”
Garden City High School graduate and Bentley University pitcher Rob Finneran was voted to the first team of the 2012 All-Northeast-10 Conference squad by the conference’s head coaches.
For Finneran, this is his third appearance on the All-Northeast-10 team. He was selected for the second team in 2009 and the third team in 2010 before missing last season following Tommy John surgery.
Garden City High School graduate and Marist College junior Kelsey Raynor was recently named a member of the college’s women’s tennis team for the spring 2012 season.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray (second left, back row) and Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin (right, back row) recently attended the Garden City South Little League Opening Day ceremony held at Cherry Valley Field in Garden City. Also pictured with the players are Nassau County Legislator Vincent Muscarella, New York State Assemblyman Ed Ra, President Anthony Milan and Monsignor Thomas Harold.
The Garden City Teachers’ Association (GCTA) held its third annual “GC Race for a Cure” on April 21, to benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Over the past two years, The GCTA has raised $37,000 for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In addition, Uniting Against Lung Cancer, through their Kites For A Cure initiative at GC For A Cure, has raised both awareness and important funds to support their innovative research into the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. Visit www.gcforacure.com for more information.
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