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Inclusive Sports Clinic At Hofstra

Children of all abilities welcome to play

From the same organization who brought the all-inclusive playground to Eisenhower Park, Let All The Children Play (LATCP) of Jericho will host an all-inclusive sports clinic at Hofstra University on Saturday, Feb. 8. Hofstra’s student-athletes will be coaching baseball, softball, and soccer to child and young adult participants.

The event registration will begin at 3 p.m. at The Fitness Center on Hofstra’s campus, 235 Hofstra University Drive, and is free to all who wish to participate, open to all children, those with and without disabilities. Due to NCAA regulations, not all high school-aged students (grades 9-12) are eligible to participate. For information on registering for this special event, please contact Shea at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-597-4937 ext. 1091.

The sports clinics will run until 6 p.m., with a light dinner provided before heading over to the Hofstra Pride men’s basketball game. LATCP clinic participants and their families will receive complimentary tickets to the game, beginning at 7 p.m.

LATCP will also hold fundraising event at Governor’s Comedy Club, at 90 Division Avenue, in Levittown on Thursday, Jan. 23, a fun night filled with many laughs. Doors open at 6 p.m. Guests must arrive by 7 p.m. Audience guests must be 18 or older. Two beverage minimum required. Visit www.govs.com for information.

The LATCP playground is located near parking field 4 in Eisenhower Park. Let ALL The Children Play (LATCP) is a recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible. Event sponsorships are also available. Visit www.LATCP.org for more information about the organization and its upcoming events.

News

Local veterans groups and residents gathered at Hicksville Middle School Veterans Memorial Park recently to honor brave servicemen and woman, past and present. William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 hosted Hicksville’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

The ceremonies began with the pledge and national anthem sung by Hicksville High School student Cassie Pursoo, accompanied by trumpeter Conner Hoelzer. Monsignor Thomas Costa from Our Lady of Church in Hicksville gave the invocation.

On Nov. 10, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of a beautiful new two-story house in Hicksville. However, while new dwellings are an ordinary occurrence on Long Island, this one was unique and special in a way that very few are.

The house at 77 Thorman Ave. was built in memory of Navy Lieutenant and posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Michael P. Murphy, a Long Island native who tragically died in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2005. However, this house represents more than just the dedicated service of a man to his country; it represents the beginning of a new life full of hope for a brother-in-arms and his family as well.


Sports

Football was Mike Torrellas’ heart and soul. He also liked a good Turkey Bowl.  

Unfortunately, the Hicksville Crusaders co-founder wasn’t able to witness the program’s inaugural event, which took place Saturday, Nov. 8.

Torrellas passed away suddenly last December due to a blood clot, but the spirit and drive of the man who wore the number 53 and tragically passed at that age still surrounds the Crusaders football program.

The Long Island Fight for Charity will be hosting its 11th annual Charity Boxing Event on Nov. 24 at the Hilton in Melville. Among the 20 volunteers putting up their fists for funds will be Hicksville business owner Mell Goldman, who will be fighting under the nickname “The Kid.”  

Goldman is the President of All Boro Cleaning Services. He stated that he was enticed at the opportunity and wanted to contribute to charity.


Calendar

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November 20-22

Blood Drive

November 24

Christmas Holiday Fair

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