This promotion is open to all Nassau County residents with a Leisure Pass. The fee is $15 per person and $8.50 for seniors.
Great Neck resident Brad Rutkin was a member of the United States Golf team that captured second place at the 2011 Euro Junior World Cup held July 22-29 in St. Andrew’s Scotland. The tournament was composed of match play over three days on some of Scotland’s most famous golf courses, most notably Scotscraig, the thirteenth oldest course in the world and home each year to the British Open Qualifiying Tournament. Brad has competed over the last few years in local tournaments but this was his first international competition. Brad is entering eleventh grade at Great Neck North High School. In addition to golf he plays hockey for the Great Neck Bruins and The Great Neck Wolverines, where he was named to the Nassau County All-Star Team, and was MVP of the JV baseball team. Brad is the son of Alan and Maura Rutkin.
The winners of the Long Island Women’s Tennis League Masters Division Great Neck Park District (l. to r.): standing, Elaine Sonenberg, Marie Franzoni, Joan Wheeler, Captian Cooky Blaha, Barbara Leivent, Brenda Kopolowitz, Mary Causin, Neela Weber and Ellie Brook; and seated, Anita Blitz, Shelley VanBlerkom and Phyllis Meltzer. (Not pictured: Rhonda Stevens and Lynnie Offsey).
On Sept. 19, Hospice Care Network will hold its 20th Annual Tully Golf Outing at the Sands Point Golf Club in Sands Point. This annual event is one of the most anticipated events of the Fall season and benefits Hospice Care Network’s programs and services.
The Tully Golf Outing has raised over $1,700,000 in net income for Hospice Care Network over the last 19 years. The event will feature a full day of golf, contests, lunch and a barbeque cookout for all players. The evening festivities include a cocktail hour and buffet dinner followed by an awards ceremony. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a lunch buffet at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The barbeque cookout will begin at 1 p.m. The evening portion of the event will start at 6 p.m.
The American Heart Association is proud to have Kaylee Rose Paperin serving as the 2011 Long Island Heart Walk & 5K Run “Red Cap” Ambassador. This year’s Long Island Heart Walk & 5K Run will be taking place on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Jones Beach.
At six weeks old, it was discovered that Kaylee had an enlarged heart and just a few days after her diagnosis she underwent open heart surgery. After another open heart surgery at the age of 3, Kaylee is now off all of her heart medications with no active restrictions.
Area bicyclists meet for fitness bicycle rides at Great Neck Diner located at the intersection of Bond Street and Grace Avenue. The ride meets every weekday and is for intermediate cyclists who are interested in improving their distance and or speed. Fitness minded beginners are welcome. The ride lasts approximately 1hour and 15 minutes and is geared for riders who can average about 13 M.P.H. When finished you would have covered about 16 miles. Routes and speeds vary on the group. Start times vary according to the time of the year so call for current start time. Wet roads and temperatures below 40 degrees cancel the ride. Parking is free on the street and in the public lot across from the Diner until 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m.
Bethpage Federal Credit Union, an avid supporter of health and wellness initiatives on Long Island, has announced its sponsorship of the Greater Long Island Running Club’s annual Ocean to Sound Relay, now in its 26th year. The Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay, which takes place on September 25, will take runners across both Nassau and Suffolk Counties with 150 teams of eight runners each traversing a 50-mile scenic course stretching from the South Shore to the North Shore of Long Island.
Over 1,000 runners are expected to participate in the relay, which will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services, money raised from the relay will go directly to support the organization’s Long Island Chapter. Long Island runner Alan End, who founded the relay back in 1985, will be the relay director.
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