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.
The Long Island Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots, 9-4, on April 26 at TD Bank Ballpark, securing their seventh consecutive victory in the first game of the season.
Somerset took an early 2-0 lead in the second inning against Ducks starter Mike Loree on a two-run homer to right by Adam Mathews. Long Island rallied back to jump in front 3-2 on Brandon Sing’s sacrifice fly to right in the fifth and RBI doubles from Lew Ford and Josh Johnson in the sixth.
Congratulations to Garden City High School senior Taylor Hennig for being named the newest Capital One/News 12 Scholar Athlete. Taylor, a three-season athlete, becomes Garden City’s 36th Scholar Athlete since News 12 began the academic-athletic highlight segment. She was featured on the April 10th broadcast.
In varsity soccer, Taylor excels, serving as the team’s senior captain. She played a pivotal role in 2010 on the team’s road to the state finals where they won Garden City’s first state championship.
Get a head start on the summer. 2012 Garden City Pool applications have been sent to all residents. Check out the Splash, see all the great events planned, and visit for another summer of fun in the sun at the GC pool. If you did not receive your application, please visit the website at www.gardencityrecreation.org; or the administrative office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
Please note: A swim lesson registration form was inadvertently left out of the mailing. If you need this form, you may download it from our website or visit our office for a copy. You can also make your own by listing your child’s name, address, phone number, birth date, grade he/she will be entering in September and the session and class code for which you are registering with a first and second choice. Mail all information with full payment of $15 for each child with your pool application. A separate $15 check must be enclosed for each child. Please make all checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.”
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