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.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
If you missed the 6th annual champagne party at Coe Hall in Planting Fields, put it on your calendar for next year, because this is the party of the summer. A total of 175 guests attended, many in costume, a new addition to the popular event. The always ebullient Henry Joyce, executive director of Planting Fields Foundation, greeted his guests with his date, Daphne, a 3-month-old long-haired Dachshund, who is a companion for his Great Dane, Lucy.
“This is a splendid event to celebrate Coe Hall and Planting Fields; everything looks so wonderful in the summer,” said Joyce. “The gardens are glorious and we have a new exhibition to celebrate and it’s just so lovely to be out here in these gardens.”
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00
The Mayor’s Annual Snapper Derby had plenty of kids, fish and fun on the Pryibil Beach Pier in Glen Cove this past Saturday. On the pier were lots of parents and children fishing for prizes. Below the pier the snappers in the water were only too happy to cooperate with the children trying to catch them. For a while it looked like the children were “catching” and not fishing.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) is holding its 34th Annual R. Brinkley Smithers Golf Invitational, a charity tournament, on Monday, Sept. 22, at The Creek and Piping Rock Clubs in Locust Valley.
This year, LICADD will have Kristin Thorne, Emmy Award Winning WABC-TV news reporter and personality joining them as Emcee and Auctioneer. The live auction boasts playing opportunities at some of the country’s top golf courses, along with dozens of silent auction and raffle prizes to please the most discriminating of tastes.
Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00
All athletes interested in putting their bodies to the ultimate test can hop on over to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay, which will once again be the site of Long Island’s premiere multisport event – the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 23, and the Runner’s Edge – Town of Oyster Bay Junior Triathlon for youngsters ages 8-13 on Sunday, Aug. 24.
The Saturday main event is a “sprint” triathlon, which consists of a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay harbor, a one loop 15 kilometer bike ride over hill and dale through beautiful Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and a 5 kilometer run through Mill Neck and Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum and “down”to the finish at back at Roosevelt Park.