While many took a break from work to commemorate Labor Day Weekend, the Great Neck Jaguars never stopped working on their way to a first place finish in the season’s opening soccer tournament, the 18th Annual Bob Schrager Memorial Long Island Cup at Mitchell Field over Labor Day weekend.
The Jaguars, Great Neck’s under-13 girls travel team, went undefeated through their four tournament games, winning their first three and holding on for a tie in the final dramatic match with Wantagh-Seaford to take the tournament prize.
“People may be coming for a good stretch, but I think they’ll be leaving with a whole lot more.” So claims Yoga guru and Great Neck resident, Lore Kent, as she enthusiastically describes the Tenth Annual 5K Family Walk/Run & Yogathon (formerly The Great Neck Fun Run) benefitting the essential therapeutic programs and services at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK). At the forefront of research and treatment, the Cancer Center for Kids’ award-winning team of physicians and nurses uses the most advanced treatment to battle childhood cancers and blood disorders.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that Dee Snider, lead singer of the popular heavy metal band Twisted Sister, will be holding his 9th Annual Bikers for Babies Ride at Nassau County’s Nickerson Beach Park on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m.
Over 2,000 motorcyclists are expected to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Honorary Chairman Dee Snider, along with the March of Dimes in the fight against premature birth. Registration for the 9th Annual Bikers for Babies Ride will begin at 9 a.m. and the bikers will hit the open road on a 45 mile, 60 minute route beginning at 11 a.m.
Registration is open for the 4th annual edition of the Grillo & Associates Blazing Trails 4-Autism 4 Mile Run/Walk, to be held on Sunday morning, Oct. 23, at the Great Neck South High School/Middle School campus. Every runner, walker and supporter of families who are dealing with autism is invited to be part of this year’s event. Specifically, the event will benefit the Eden II and Genesis Foundation, which supports children and adults with autism through specialized programs designed to help them achieve the highest possible quality of living throughout their lives.
Although kayaking in New York City may sound like an oxymoron, the truth is that the city has many wonderful waterways for recreational paddling; from Gateway National Park/Jamaica Bay to the Hudson River to Little Neck Bay to the Gowanus Canal and Bronx River. Mr. Baard will explain the origin and composition of the New York City Water Trail; and highlight the most hassle-free kayaking venues in the five boroughs. He will also describe the planned forthcoming, “City of Water Day.”
Sid Jacobson JCC honored the accomplishments of Great Neck’s Martin Rosenman at the 26th Annual Golf & Tennis Outing, presented by Steven Schonfeld, which took place on Aug. 1, at Old Westbury Golf & Country Club. The JCC also paid a special tribute to Honorary Chairperson David Nussbaum as a Man of Distinction.
In a sold-out day of sporting and philanthropy, the Golf & Tennis Outing raised over $300,000 for desperately needed social services at the JCC. Funds will go directly to programs such as Camp Kehilla, a summer camp for children on the autism spectrum, and the Friendship Circle, a day program for the frail elderly affected with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. This year’s event gave participants the opportunity to take a personal interest in these populations, allowing people to purchase meals for those in the Friendship Circle or scholarships for children at Camp Kehilla.
The Long Island Heart Walk supports a ground-breaking national American Heart Association movement to get America walking to live longer, heart-healthy lives. The American Heart Association Long Island Heart Walk will take place at Jones Beach in Wantagh on Sunday, Sept. 25. Registration and health fairs begin at 8:30 a.m. This year, a 5K Run has been added to the day’s activities
This year’s event will be chaired by Thomas Ockers, president and CEO of Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center. The event will feature live music and a redesigned Kid Zone featuring the Heartlympics, awards will also be given to the Long Island Fit Friendly Companies and the Lifestyle Change winners. Attendees will have the chance to meet the participants of Winthrop’s BetterU program and the red cap heart survivors, white cap stroke survivors and pediatric heart and stroke survivors who will receive caps.
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