The New York Islanders announced recently that they raised $28,071 for area residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. These funds go directly to the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund to assist Long Islanders in need.
Over the few weeks, people from around the world came together online to bid in the special “Hockey with a Heart” auction featuring one-of-a-kind sports and entertainment experiences. Local sports teams, organizations and individuals all donated to this unique auction, hosted by the Islanders, in an effort to help those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Fifteen donors contributed a total of 33 items, which were bid on more than 300 times. This auction raised $22,317 that will all go towards the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief fund.
The New York Islanders asked local residents to step up and support their neighbors affected by Hurricane Sandy, and Long Islanders delivered in a big way Monday, Nov. 12 at Nassau Coliseum.
More than 2,000 people stopped by the Islanders’ home ice to donate clothing, nonperishable food items and money to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims in the Long Island area. The American Red Cross and Island Harvest were stationed in the Coliseum lobby, accepting contributions from anyone generous enough to help. To thank those who came out to support the effort, the Islanders hosted free public skating sessions with team coaches and staff from 2 to 8 p.m., along with free skate rentals for participants and a variety of games set up around the edges of the rink.
The 2012 Blue Ribbon 5K Run for Prostate Cancer, which had been scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 18, has been postponed until Sunday, Dec. 9, and has been moved to a new location, Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, 7800 Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury.
“It is never an easy task to have to postpone an event, not to mention having to move it to a different location,” observed Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) Chief Administrative Officer Linda Ottaviano. “Fortunately, with the enthusiastic cooperation of Town Supervisor Venditto and the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department, we have been able to reschedule the event and relocate it to the scenic grounds of Syosset-Woodbury Community Park,” added Rhonda Samuel, Executive Director of Integrated Medical Foundation (IMF), who hosts the event.
POSTPONED. Visit imfcares.org for an update.
Preparations are underway for the 4th Annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer taking place on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury.
Integrated Medical Foundation was pleased to announce that the run will be supported by a grant from Abbott. Additional support comes from Shiel Medical Laboratory, lead local partner, and Advanced Radiation Centers of New York, local partner. The Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer raises funds every fall for prostate cancer awareness, education, and support services throughout the New York metro area.
The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball announced that three members of the Long Island Ducks were named year-end All-Stars. Infielders Ray Navarrete and Dan Lyons were chosen as first-team All-Stars while first baseman Brandon Sing took home second-team honors.
Navarrete, who was selected as the first-team utility man, led the Ducks with a .309 batting average, good for fifth in the Atlantic League, and 90 runs batted in which ranked third in the league. The seven-year Duck set an Atlantic League record with 50 doubles this season, shattering the previous mark of 42, which he set in 2007. In addition, he compiled a franchise record 68 extra-base hits, surpassing his total of 66 in 2009 and coming just one shy of the league record of 69. The Port Washington resident was selected as the starting second baseman for the Liberty Division during the All-Star Game in Camden, N.J. and clubbed a two-run homer in the first inning.
The Domestic Harmony Foundation has organized a multifaith and multicultural Walk to End Domestic Violence on Sunday Oct. 28 (rain date is Nov. 4) at Eisenhower Park, Parking Field #5. Participants can preregister by going to our website: http://www.dhfny.org/events.html
The registration fee for this event is $10 for the general public and $5 for students. On-site registration will be available. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. Program will begin at 10:30 a.m. with welcome and acknowledgments and walk will start at 11 a.m. Water and energy bars will be distributed among participants. A portion of the proceeds from the walkathon will be donated to the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN).
The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 5-4 in waddle-off fashion on Sunday night, Oct. 7, in Game Five of the Atlantic League Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark. The Ducks won the best-of-five series three games to two and were named the 2012 Atlantic League Champions.
Long Island jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning on a sacrifice fly to center by Ray Navarrete and a RBI single to right by Bryant Nelson off Barnstormers starter Dwayne Pollok. After a Tommy Everidge homer in the second off Ducks starter Bobby Blevins, Long Island added another run in the bottom of the frame on a RBI single to right by Joash Brodin. Ryan Harvey’s solo homer in the fourth made the score 3-2, but a RBI double by Matt Esquivel in the fifth pushed the Ducks lead back to two. It stayed that way until the ninth, when the Barnstormers rallied for two runs to tie the game at four. Travis Denker’s solo homer and a run-scoring error highlighted the inning. However, in the bottom of the ninth, Long Island put runners at second and third with two outs for Dan Lyons, who laid down a bunt single to bring home Matt Esquivel from third with the winning run.
Homecoming at Holy Trinity is always a celebration of school spirit with an extended halftime featuring the kick line team, the cheerleaders, the seniors on the football team and the crowning of the “Titan Spirit” winners. At this year’s homecoming on Oct. 13, the school will be celebrating their new track with the official dedication ceremony. More than 250 families donated the $250,000 to resurface the track and a sign will be unveiled that will recognize all who supported the On the Right Track campaign. The school’s chaplain, Fr. Joe Fitzgerald will also be on hand to give the track a dedication blessing. Joseph Geraci, director of Institutional Advancement, said, “It is an exciting time at Holy Trinity. The new track is just the beginning of forthcoming facility enhancements as we look towards our 50th anniversary in 2016 and beyond.” For more information, visit www.holytrinityhs.org.
Registration for the Town of Oyster Bay Youth Ice Hockey Program will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m., and again on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage for ages 6 to 13.
Registrants must bring a copy of their birth certificate, proof of Town of Oyster Bay residency (canceled check, utility bill, etc.) and a check or money order (no cash) for $150 for one child being registered or $225 for two children in the same family and $75 for each additional child after two. All registrants must bring these items, even if they have participated in the past. A parent or legal guardian must be present at registration.
Participants are required to bring their own equipment. For a list of mandatory equipment and other general information, of if you are unable to make these registration dates and would like to sign up for the program, call the town’s recreation office at (516) 797-4125.
The 7- and 8-year-old Hicksville Crusader football team recently beat Uniondale on Sept. 30, as supportive parents and the spirited Crusader cheerleading squad cheered on the team.
The Hicksville Football Association will commemorate the program’s 10th Anniversary with Crusader Day on Saturday, Oct. 13 from noon to 2:30 p.m. The event will include a parade, team pictures, fun activities for kids and vendor booths. Free food will also be provided for the players. The festivities will take place at Walker Field on Andrews Road. Any questions, please email Marlo@Hicksville Crusaders.com.
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