Ira Steinberg, Great Neck’s Millennium Baby, having won the Great Neck Record first born in the new millennium contest in 2000, was the big winner at the Great Neck Synagogue fishing trip contest, pulling in a 22-inch fluke! Ira won the grand prize of $100 from the pooled fisherman on board.
The United States Tennis Association will be hosting tennis lessons on Sunday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free, and open to all ages and skill level.
Held at the tennis courts at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, the event dubbed “Love on Long Island,” will provide both children and adults the opportunity to learn the game of tennis or improve upon already acquired skills. Provided in conjunction with the United States Tennis Association and the United States Professional Tennis Association, the day will feature ‘10 and Under Tennis,’ a new and innovative way to learn the game that also provides a one year USTA membership for children 10 and under.
The Barclays, the first event in the PGA tour playoffs for the FedEx Cup, is coming to Long Island this summer, and, thanks to tournament officials, charities like the American Red Cross can benefit from “Tickets Fore Charity” – a unique fundraising initiative designed to improve the quality of life in the communities where PGA tour tournaments are held.
“This is an incredible opportunity to raise unlimited funds for the participating charity and there are absolutely no costs to the organization,” said The Barclays Executive Director Peter Mele. “Fans will get to witness the very best the PGA tour has to offer and generate revenue for charities in New York and New Jersey during a time when these organizations need our help more than ever.”
Register now for Lacrosse Camp sponsored by the Great Neck Public Schools Boys Athletic Association (BAA). The program, for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players, runs from Monday, June 25 through Thursday, June 28, and is open to Great Neck resident students entering kindergarten through grade 12. (Rain date for the program is Friday, June 29.) All activities will be held at the South High School athletic complex, 341 Lakeville Road.
The BAA Lacrosse Camp, now in its second year, is designed to provide young athletes with the opportunity to become better lacrosse players through learning individual skills, as well as developing “field sense” and team building. The fun yet competitive program will include stick work, drills, and scrimmages. Goalkeeping will be offered to older players. All players will receive a Great Neck Lacrosse pinnie.
When the 2012 high school baseball season began, Great Neck South High School Varsity baseball Head Coach Ciro Ambrosio set the goal: to win a second straight countywide conference championship! And win the Rebels did 9-3 under the lights on May 23, at SUNY Farmingdale College in the countywide conference championship game against the Spartans of Elmont High School.
On a beautiful spring evening for baseball, senior starting pitcher Sam Nagelberg went 5 2/3 innings to earn the win, while seniors Matthew Hirshon and Brendon Lum both banged out three hits apiece to lead the Rebel charge. Senior Joseph Citriniti pitched the final 1 2/3 innings to earn the save. The victory capped a sterling 15-4 season for the Rebels and Coach Ambrosio, who earlier in the season earned his 100th victory as the Rebels head coach. Elmont, the Rebels chief conference rival since an earlier nine-inning thriller won by the Rebels at Elmont, finished the season with a 14-5 record. Coach Ambrosio, in the varsity awards said, “It’s a special feeling going out a champion … this one is back to back for us, and next year we go for back to back to back.”
Great Neck’s under-13 girls travel soccer team, the Jaguars, roared to a silver medal second-place finish in the 33rd Annual Lincoln Page Memorial Day Tournament at Hofstra University.
The Jaguars cruised through their bracket in the Elite division without allowing a single goal. They took their two Saturday matches, winning 1-0 against the Massapequa X-Treme and 3-0 over the Massapequa SC Cyclones. The girls won their bracket on Sunday, June 3 in a showdown against the previously undefeated Wantagh/Seaford Crusaders, topping the south shore team, 1-0.
With dark and foreboding clouds drifting through the skies, St. Aloysius took to the fields of Michael J. Tully Park, trying to secure a playoff berth in their first season in CYO. With an uncharacteristic offensive explosion, St. Al registered a season high nine hits and 12 runs, defeating St. Peter, running their record to 5 to 4, and earning a CYO playoff berth in the process. While the bats were blazing, the pitching was none-too-shabby, as staff ace Jacob Seidenberg threw another gem, this time letting up only one hit (in the first inning) while striking out five on his way to his fifth victory of the season!
For the 10th consecutive year, the McDonald’s Marchers of Great Neck led a team to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island in the House’s annual Walk of Love held at Eisenhower Park on May 19.
The team, led by co-captains Jonah Klempner, a sophomore at Great Neck North High School, and Leah Klempner, a seventh-grade student at Great Neck North Middle School, raised more than $3,000 for the House. Jonah and his parents, Ron and Rochelle Klempner, stayed in the Ronald McDonald House in 2001 when Leah was in the pediatric intensive care unit of Cohen Children’s Medical Center. The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home providing comfort and shelter to families experiencing the pain of having a sick child in the hospital. The mission of the House is to strive in all ways possible to relieve the stress of illness by offering families a warm and caring environment.
It’s back by popular demand. The North Shore Kayak Club has scheduled its annual clinic for Thursday evening, June 7, at 7 p.m. on Manhasset Bay at the Port Washington town dock. The clinic is designed to provide a broad overview of recreational, flat-water kayaking. It is specifically targeted to beginning and novice kayakers, as well as those with no kayaking experience who are interested in learning more about this enjoyable and relaxing activity. The rain date is Monday, June 11 at 7 p.m.
The Steppingstone Blessing of the Fleet Committee, a partnership between the Great Neck Park District, the Steppingstone Yacht Club and the Stepping Stone Sailing Club, invites the entire community to its 16th Annual Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday, June 3. The special festivities take place at the dock in Steppingstone Park beginning at noon (rain or shine).
The Blessing of the Fleet is intended to serve as a commemorative celebration marking the opening of the boating season. It provides the community with an opportunity to wish all mariners and vessels in the Steppingstone Marina a season of fair skies and safe boating. Greetings, benedictions, and good wishes will be offered to the vessels that pass in review before the dock and to all vessels moored or anchored in the marina. Dignitaries on shore will include members of the local clergy, Great Neck and Nassau County officials and legislators, and other community representatives.
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