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High School Hosts Coaches Vs. Cancer Game

The Glen Cove High School athletes will be hosting their first Coaches vs. Cancer game on April 12 to help raise money for cancer research. The girls lacrosse team has joined forces with the softball team to help participate in this benefit. The softball game will begin at 10 a.m. at the high school followed by the girls lacrosse game at 12 p.m. The games will offer ticket raffles as well as a bake sale for anyone who wants to contribute.

 

In preparation for the event, both teams hope to raise as much money as possible before game day. By displaying pinups throughout the middle school and high school, everyone will have the opportunity to donate $1 towards the cause.

 

The girls will also be selling t-shirts – putting their sport’s phrase across each one. The lacrosse shirts will say “Stick it to Cancer” while the softball shirts will say “Strike out Cancer.” Along with the t-shirts, both teams will also be selling rubber bracelets that say,

“Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken.”

 

Softball seniors Kendall Young and Nicole Bedell feel this cause is an excellent idea, thanks to coaches Valerie Amilicia and Justine Golloub for coming up with it.

 

“I think it’s a great opportunity to raise money for cancer,” Young said. “I also believe this charity will bring our team closer just by preparing for it. It’s really improving our schools awareness and supportiveness throughout the process.”

 

The girls have gone above and beyond to get the word out and help people become more aware of their efforts to help cancer research. By using different outlooks to their advantage – voice, posters, social networking, etc. – the girls have taken an extensive approach to advertising and have included different social media sites and apps to help get the word out about Coaches vs. Cancer.

 

“We have spread the word about our fundraiser by word of mouth, fliers around Glen Cove High School, and social media,” Bedell said. “We have also posted pictures on Instagram and Twitter about our efforts to raise money and have also posted links in our own social media accounts, where people can donate to our teams via the Internet.”

 

Lacrosse seniors Gillian Farnan, Natalie Tenke, and Samantha DiPaola are looking forward to this event to give back to those who truly need it. By wearing their shirts and bracelets, the girls have made it a grave effort to make sure people know exactly what’s going

on – when the game is happening, who will be there, and what the cause is for.

 

“I think this is going to be a great cause,” Farnan said. “We’ve always wanted to do something like this and this year we finally have everybody involved, so it’s going to be perfect.”

 

In addition to the game, the girls will also be hosting Zumba at the Glen Cove High School on April 1 to continue raising money and awareness.


News

It was special night on Tuesday, July 15 at Glen Cove City Hall, as former Councilman Anthony Jimenez was voted in by a count of 7-0 to replace late Councilman Nick DiLeo on the City Council. He will take the seat of DiLeo, who passed away in April, until the election date on Nov. 4.

 

“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to replace my good friend, Nick DiLeo, on the City Council,” said Jimenez. “I will do my job to the best of my ability during my time with council.”

 

Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello said he was honored to have Jimenez fill the position until the general election, which will take place in early November.

The Village of Sea Cliff took the time to show area residents that July 4 is not just about BBQs and fireworks, but about patriotism and freedom.  On the morning of July 4, under overcast skies, 300 or so people gathered in Sea Cliff to celebrate Independence Day. 

 

The festivities started with Mayor Bruce Kennedy ringing the Liberty Bell on the green in front of the library. This was followed by Sara Garry and Ruben Shonik playing “Yankee Doodle” on the flute and drum with, Boy Scout Troop 43 marching behind them to  present the colors and lead in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Lesley Pryde Haley sang “The Star Spangled Banner” next. 


Sports

Three members of the Glen Cove Big Red Boys Lacrosse Team were honored at the Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association Dinner on June 11.

Pictured are Ryan Perkins, Sean Peet and  Phil Grella, who were awarded for both their play on the field and their work in the classroom. Ryan was named to the All-County Honorable Mention Team, Sean and Phil were named to the All-Conference Team. All three also received Academic All-Conference standing for their work in the classroom.


Glen Cove High School recently held its first-ever Athletics Wall of Fame Induction ceremony in the school’s athletic wing. 

 

Wall of Fame inductees are varsity players who have been selected as All-County in their respective sport. This year, 12 Glen Cove students were named All-County, earning themselves an eight-by-ten photograph mounted and framed on the storied wall near the gymnasium. The Wall of Fame dates back to its first inductee in 1974.


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