Written by Record Pilot Staff Thursday, 09 January 2014 00:00
Oyster Bay Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr. (right) joined with Nassau County Legislators Michael Venditto (left) and Rose Walker (third from left) at a ceremony in which the Over the Hill Gang presented a check for $20,000 in support of EllieAnna Barters of Farmingdale, a child who was born with a rare liver disease. The Over the Hill Gang is Farmingdale men’s softball league with players aged 40 and older. The league is open to residents of Farmingdale and to all Town of Oyster Bay residents with games being played at the Town’s Ellsworth W. Allen Park. The recipient of this year’s fundraiser, EllieAnna has endured several surgeries, including a liver transplant, and is now suffering from a rare post-transplant disease which requires expensive treatments. Town Clerk Altadonna thanked the members of the softball league for their efforts, their kindness and their compassion for a young town resident. EllieAnna’s mom is a native of Farmingdale and her dad serves in the United States Marine Corps. Also pictured are Over the Hill Gang President and Founder Jim Reilly, League Officer Joe Reilly, Treasurer Jerry Iavarone, Webmaster Mitch Maghakian, Co-Chair of the Fundraising Event Nancy Maghakian, Co-Chairperson of the Fundraising Event Anne Jambor, League Officer Gary Jambor, Fundraiser Committee member Sara Cook, EllieAnna and her mom, JenniLynne Barters.