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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 a country flavor at Sea Cliff Beach on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 14 as the alternative/country group Antigone Rising played in front of hundreds of local residents underneath the fading sunlight. The concert, which was originally slated for Saturday but rescheduled due to inclement weather, went off without 

a hitch as the ladies played a lot of their popular songs from different records. 

A drive down Prospect Avenue now reveals a hidden gem across from Tappan Beach, thanks to a project that took a decade and a half to come to fruition, and only eight months to complete. Scudder’s Pond, once hidden from the road behind tall phragmites, is not only visible, but much cleaner.

Plus, it's a significant step toward purifying the water in Hempstead Harbor. 

 

The $2.6 million project that involved dredging the pond for the first time in 30 years, installing a storm basin device and removing invasive non-native plants, all to combat problems from one of the largest sources of harbor contamination.


Sports

Glen Cove Junior Soccer got off on the right foot with its annual parade through the city ending at City Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 13. The parade had boys and girls from kindergarten to 10th grade march along with coaches and parents in their colorful uniforms. At the parade terminus, Glen Cove elected officials cheered the children on as they sat down on the field lines to hear the opening comments.

Hundreds of supporters turned out on Monday, Sept. 8 to golf, socialize with friends and dine beach-side at the 25th anniversary of SCO Family 

 of Services’ Howard F. Treiber Memorial Golf Open, SCO’s major fall fundraiser benefiting the 60,000 children, teens, adults and families served each year. The event began with brunch and shotgun tee offs at Meadow Brook Club in Jericho and The Creek Club in Locust Valley and concluded with dinner beach-side at The Creek. 


Calendar

Live Music - September 24

Whiskey Tasting - September 25

Play Bingo - September 26


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