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Summer Fun At The Discover Hicksville Run

Big event to held at Cantiague Park

The Hicksville Chamber of Commerce is joining forces with the Greater Long Island Running Club to provide a great summer running and partying experience for local runners on Saturday evening, August 17.

The big event will be held at Cantiague Park in Hicksville, kicking off with a free 1/4 mile “Fun Run” for youngsters age 12 and under at 4:30 p.m., followed by a 5 Mile Run through local neighborhood streets at 5 p.m., and in turn followed by a post-race Barbeque with hamburgers, hot dogs, beer, ice cream and all the trimmings, plus live music courtesy of Outer Leaf.

Special technical shirts will be presented to every 5 Mile Run entrant. Every youngster who finishes the Fun Run will be presented with a special finisher’s medal.

There will be a giant door prize giveaway headed by a 32-inch Flat Screen TV and two $250 Gift Certificates to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Awards in the 5 Mile Run will be presented to the top male and female overall and masters finishers, and the top three male and female finishers in each of 17 age groups ranging from 10 and under to 85 and over. Awards as well will go to the top Male and top Female Hicksville resident.

Sue Fitzpatrick of the Running Club and Marlo Signoracci of the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce will be in charge of the festivities.

To register, visit www.glirc.org or call Sue at the Running Club office at (516) 349-7646 for hard copy entry forms or more information.

News

The 7th annual Parish of the Holy Family Festival went off without a hitch and lit up the night sky on Fordham Avenue in Hicksville last week. Thousands of community members came and joined in the festivities.  

This year’s theme was the 1964-1965 World’s Fair that took place in Queens. Volunteer coordinator and 28-year member of the congregation Mary White said “We are having this festival to raise money and to offset the expenditures of the school and the church. Last year we had a record breaking 10,000 people attend and while all the numbers are not in yet, we are doing very well this time around too. The turnout has been great because the weather has been so cooperative.”

Matty’s Sports Deli, located at 107 Stewart Avenue, first opened its doors Nov. 12, and slowly but surely, it’s making a name for itself as the place to go to get good eats in Hicksville.

However, according to owner and Bellmore resident Matthew Burak, the main thing working against his slow climb up the hill of success is what any entrepreneur knows is vital to business—location, location, location.


Sports

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its fourth tournament on Thursday Aug. 7. We had 33 golfers and a record 8 who scored under 40. Low overall score was won by newcomer Ed Hyne with an impressive 33, his second low net in a row. Charlie Acerra scored a solid 35, and won low overall net with a 26; his best score in 4 years.

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more. The league is a 100 % handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season. The league meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m., but the formal tournament dates are only the first and third Thursday of the month through late October. We will have a final luncheon with prizes on our last meeting.

The fields of Kevin Kolm Memorial Park were filled with nearly 200 soccer players on Saturday for the annual ‘Soccer For A Cause’ event. The event was put together by the Mastermind Unit in sponsor of the Michael Magro Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting pediatric patients with cancer and their families.

“The Mastermind Unit is a non-profit organization that was founded by a group of guys who grew up playing soccer together in Hicksville,” said co-founder Bryan Alcantara. “This is our seventh annual  ‘Soccer For A Cause’ event at Memorial Park.”


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