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.”
The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce the start of mail in registration of its camps for this summer. With more than 20 camps to choose from, the department offers something for every child ages 3 to 14. A full brochure of the offerings and registration forms will be available on the website at www.gardencity recreation.org, in our office at 108 Rockaway Ave., in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall and in the Community Park Tennis Hut.
Please note that “grade” listed refers to the grade the child is entering. The child must be the age listed by the start of the camp and a resident of the Village of Garden City in order to attend. Again, registration will be accepted by mail only.
If you are planning a birthday party, a group outing or just looking to get together with family, friends or co-workers, why not try miniature golf at Community Park? The course has twists and turns to excite players of all ages. Offered is a beautiful setting with a shaded picnic area, a playground and snack bar. Additionally, this fun-filled activity is reasonably priced. So look into these party packages and let the fun begin.
They are now booking parties for the 2012 season, which will start mid-April. For more information or to book a party, call Tom at the Community Park Clubhouse at 483-2525.
Congratulations to Karen Pompay of Garden City, who scored as the fourth woman overall and first Masters (age 40 plus) woman in the 35th annual Nationwide 10 Kilometer Run for ASPIRE, which was held on the roads of Plainview and Old Bethpage on Sunday morning April 1.
The 41-year-old Pompay crossed the finish line at the H.B. Mattlin Middle School in Plainview with a time of 39 minutes, 42 seconds, a pace of 6:27 per mile. Another big story of the day was once again the amputees, Mike LaForgia and Sarah Reinertsen scoring with top honors. The host, Greater Long Island Running Club, was thrilled to have ASPIRE’s David Balsley on hand to say a few words about the ASPIRE Program and its goals for the future.
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 join us 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 visit the administrative office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
The Garden City Recreation Department is once again sponsoring the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7 at Garden City Community Park. This year three hunts will be held beginning at 10 a.m. with three age divisions: preschool to kindergarten, grades one and two; and grades three to five.
Special eggs will be stuffed and hidden for all divisions and each hunt will also feature a grand prize (an Easter basket filled with goodies), which will go to the youngster who finds the egg marked “Number 1 Lucky Egg.”
Sign ups for the 2012-13 Community Park Tennis Center weekday women’s tennis leagues are underway. All players wishing to join can pick up and fill out an application at the Community Park Clubhouse, or download an application at www. gardencityrecreation.org.
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