Long Island Aquatic Club (LIAC) is pleased to announce that Garden City residents Kimberly Chan, Margo Kern, and Kalie Yuen have qualified to compete at the National Age Group Challenge Meet. These swimmers are three of 67 LIAC swimmers invited to attend this prestigious competition.
From the Garden City Recreation Department
US Sports Institute Programs For Election, Veterans’ Days
The recreation and parks department has asked US Sports Institute to run programs on Election and Veterans’ Days. The following programs will be offered at St. Paul’s:
Program, Date, Time, Age, Amount, Code
First Play Soccer Nov. 5, 9 to 12:30 p.m. 5-12 $39 WC18708
Premier Play Soccer Nov. 5, 9 to 12:30 p.m. 7-14 $39 TA19709
The Garden City Centennials held their 3rd Annual Golf Classic to help support the annual scholarships that are handed out to high school seniors that have competed in the Centennial Programs for at least five years including participation in Intramurals, Travel, Referees, and/or TOPSoccer. The scholarship winners are chosen based on commitment to soccer, an essay about lessons learned in sportsmanship, community service, recommendations and academic achievement.
Students attenting health education classes at Garden City High School listened intently as Hakeem Rahim from the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) shared his personal journey with mental health issues during his recent presentation, “Let’s Talk Mental Illness.”
Hakeem was the first African-American male valedictorian in Uniondale High School. During his freshman year at Harvard University, he experienced his first anxiety attack, and his struggle with mental health issues began. Ultimately, Rahim graduated cum laude from Harvard and continued on to achieve a Masters of Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.
After four games the Garden City Trojans are sitting in second place with a 3-1 record and Coach Tom Flatley is looking to get the most out of his re-tooled roster after last year’s Long Island Championship. The Trojans have had their ups and downs this season with two dominating performances, an overtime thriller and a stinker.
The Trojans opened the season with a crushing 58-7 beating of Calhoun. The game featured a record breaking kick-off return of 99 yards by Brian Haeffner. In a game that Garden City dominated on the ground with 368 yards, they were led by Tim Schmelzinger’s 103 yards and a TD, Danny Miller’s 93 yards and three touchdowns to go along with 84 yards and a touchdown by Haeffner.
Platform Tennis Lessons For The Beginner
The recreation department is happy to announce platform tennis lessons for the beginner player at the Community Park platform tennis courts. All beginner residents are invited to sign up and learn the basics of platform tennis. Classes will be taught by certified platform tennis instructor Sue Tarzian. The hour-long lesson (11 a.m.– noon) will be conducted for six weeks beginning Tuesday, Oct. 22 and costs $120. For further information on this program, please call the Community Park clubhouse at 516-483-2525.
When MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ hosts Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, 2014, the Village of Garden City will have already gotten a taste of what’s arguably our greatest secular holiday courtesy of the Huddle Shuttle. Given the fact that the Super Bowl is being held in a cold weather locale in arguably the largest television market for the first and likely only time ever, the Super Bowl 2014 Host Committee chose to spring for a four-truck caravan measuring 100 feet long by 80 feet wide filled with memorabilia and exhibits that includes the Vince Lombardi Trophy under glass. Attendees will also be able to participate in a number of interactive, combine-like activities that include tests for agility, throwing accuracy and vertical leaping. Having been on the road since the middle of September with the goal being to visit 48 sites--24 in New York and 24 in New Jersey--the Huddle Shuttle will be pulling into Garden City on Saturday, Oct. 26, which also happens to be the same day that the Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual 7th Street Fall Fair and when Garden City High School has its Homecoming. And these are exactly the kinds of community events that host committee president Alfred E. Kelly, Jr. sees the Join the Huddle Tour meshing with perfectly.
The Bricks4Kidz Lego program was a big hit this summer so the recreation office is sponsoring it again as an after school program this fall. Bricks 4 Kidz teachers are trained to lead a discussion related to that day’s model, using materials designed by educators to teach concepts across a variety of subject areas. Kids will learn about everything from gears, torque and friction, to geography, space exploration, weather and more. Working with a partner, kids experience the hands-on fun of model building, from concept to completion. All models are designed by Bricks 4 Kidz model designers, so you won’t find them on the shelves of your local toy store.
Late afternoon on Friday, Sept 6, local Facebook, Twitter and email accounts, as well as old-fashioned phone lines, were abuzz as word spread that Garden City’s Matt Daley was promoted to the New York Yankees. Daley has been with the Yankees all season, albeit in their minor league system, after a 2012 year rehabbing from shoulder surgery with the Yanks.
The reigning Long Island Champion Garden City Trojans narrowly defeated MacArthur Generals 10-7 in overtime on a 32-yard field goal by Gerard Smith. The Trojans erased a 7-0 deficit on a three-yard TD run by QB Brett Stewart with under a minute remaining in the game.
“The kids fought hard and came back,” said Head Coach Tom Flatley. “We work like heck during the week,” he added.
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