On Sept. 10, the Hicksville Boys & Girls Club youth flocked to a fun-filled free trip to see the Long Island Ducks play the Camden River Sharks. The trip was compliments of the Nassau Bar Association’s WE CARE FUND.
The U16 Hicksville Girls Patriots Soccer opened their season on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 at Kevin Kolm Field in Hicksville. The game started with a moment of silence and Hicksville Patriots goalie Bridget Iaboni singing the National Anthem. Bridget’s rendition gave her team the lift that they were looking for and went on and beat the Massapequa Spirit by the score of 4-0. The patriots ran their opponents into the ground with speed, power and fitness. It was a total team effort. Keep it up, girls.
On Saturday, Aug. 6, Mastermind Unit (MMU) partnered with the Michael Magro Foundation, an organization dedicated to safeguarding and enhancing the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families, to translate a 16-team soccer tournament into a mega-charity event that raised close to $9,000 to benefit the Foundation and its mission on behalf of children with cancer.
A nonprofit group empowering individuals to take a leadership role in their community, MMU members are challenged to leverage their skills by creating new ideas, helping others, and serving as catalysts for change. MMU co founder Brian Horvath is a member of the Michael Magro Advisory Board.
Baseball – a simple game that somehow allows us, for a few hours, to push our troubles, our fears, our sadness to the back of our minds, and bring about a sense of community, family, togetherness.
As the fall baseball season for the 15U St Ignatius Cardinals team was about to commence, the players, coaches and families presided over a small but emotional ceremony at Giese Park in Hicksville, to remember not only those who were lost during the attacks of 9/11, but also to remember those who survived and carried on, those that returned to work, returned to school, returned to the athletic field, so that those who gave their lives did not do so in vain.
The St Ignatius Cardinals’ 15U fall baseball season is soon approaching, and is scheduled to start on Sunday, Sept. 11.
To honor this day, and to remember those who were lost as well as those who survived and persevered, we will be conducting a short ceremony prior to the start of the game. We have invited some local dignitaries, as well as some local active and retired members of the FDNY and police departments. After the game, which will be a single nine-inning wood bat game – real baseball – there is planned a picnic with our Cardinal family and our honored guests.
The Hicksville American Boys (U-12) Outlaws soccer team is having a car wash on Levittown Parkway on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cars are $5 and vans/SUVs are $7. Funds raised will go toward training and tournament costs.
The Hicksville Baseball Association (HBA) hosted its own girl’s softball tournament, The Hicksville Summer Challenge, during the week of Aug. 4. Three teams entered from Hicksville: one team in the (U10) Minors Division and two in the (U12) Majors division. All three teams came away with trophies.
The Hicksville Outlaws U-12 soccer team recently went undefeated in the Long Island Soccer Shootout in Stony Brook on Aug. 20 and 21. They finished first in their division after playing four games during the tournament. Way to go, boys!
The CYO will be offering three programs this year.
The defending regular season champion Hofstra Women’s Soccer team was picked to finish second in the 12-team Colonial Athletic Association in 2011 in a vote of the league’s coaches, it was announced recently.
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