Friday, 24 December 2010 00:00
Congratulations go out to Dan Badalament of Glen Cove for his award-winning performance in the 23rd annual Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho Holiday Run on Dec. 18.
The 67-year-old Badalament, a member of the Glen Cove Athletic Hall of Fame, crossed the finish line at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage in 24 minutes, 8 seconds, winning the second-place award in the 65-69 age group.
A total of 1,060 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes navigated the streets of Bethpage before crossing the finish line.
Proceeds from the event will be turned over to The Opening Word, an education program conducted by the Dominican Sisters out of St. Hugh of Lincoln R.C. Church in South Huntington for poor and uneducated Long Island women to give them the tools they need to become productive members of society.
Congratulations and thanks to Ric Diveglio of the Greater Long Island Running Club for serving so competently and enthusiastically as the race director once again, to the Melville Intellectual Property Law Firm of Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt that was the title sponsor once again, and to Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW for also providing a big financial boost.
Thanks as well go to Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto and Nassau County Legislators Joe Belesi and Rose Marie Walker for being on hand to welcome the participants to the finish line.